When Gilbert Bargayo was a child he had a dream that called him to act out real life crucifixions. Every year since 1996 he has carried out this dream, becoming somewhat of a local icon and helping others reflect on their own sins during Holy Week. In preparation for his crucifixions Bargayo fasts for one month eating only fruits and vegetables. His companion, Bimboy Carpintero, has been Bargayo’s nailing man for every crucifixion he has done. Special steal nails and a wooden mallet are used by Bimboy to nail Bargayo’s hands and feet to a wooden cross in front of over 15,000 people. Bimboy also uses a steal knife to pierce Bargayo’s ribs, making the reenactment of Christ’s crucifixion more authentic. Before the crucifixion Bargayo carries a 120kilo cross through the streets having his back whipped with wire. Despite the pain during the actual nailing, Bargayo’s wounds heal very fast. Right after he is taken down from the cross he washes his wounds in salt water and then places a band-aid over them. Gilbert will continue to be crucified for as long as he remains healthy.