The Black Nazarene’s yearly translacion this 9 January

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A sea of devotees engulf the carroza of the Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno during it's yearly "translacion" every 9 January

The image of the Black Nazarene, or Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, to many of its fervent devotees will be on its yearly translacion, Saturday, 9 January. This is a commemoration of the 1787 transfer from the Recollect Church in Intramuros to it its current shrine in Quiapo, the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene.

I’ve written about my experience of covering this event in a previous post, and for those who would be interested to do this or cover it, be really prepared as the closer you are to the image of the Nazareno, the more dangerous it is due to the fanatical actions of its devotees. To be on the safe side, photographers and observers should stay at the elevated part leading to Quezon Bridge, just above Quiapo Ilalim where several traditional handicrafts are sold. It offers a good vantage point for the passing procession.

Check the route of the procession from the Quirino Grandstand to the basilica prepared by Bernie of Habagat Central.

Check slideshow and free PDF here

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4 thoughts on “The Black Nazarene’s yearly translacion this 9 January

  1. People are healed by their faith to black nazarene.

  2. It is now much easier to shoot the procession from very close since they now start from Luneta. Along P.Burgos is the best place to shoot the procession… you can almost touch the statue 😉

  3. thanx for that info sidney 🙂

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