January is an annual witness to the sea of Manileños and other -eños from other provinces wearing a maroon-colored top whilst shoving, pushing other people out of the way. We see them start a procession, dubbed as “traslacion” along the hot asphalt road of Quirino Grandstand, and finish it at the famed Quiapo church.
They are the devotees of the Black Nazarene, which cruises imperial Manila at an average of 10 hours. Back in 2012, that year’s feast made mark as the parade lasted for 12 hours.
With this, we ask: What’s so special about this Black Nazarene?
Well, nothing much
Only a projection of 10 million attendees
Throwback photo: Members of Hijos del Nazareno-Central prepare the ropes that will be used for the annual traslacion. Almost 5 million devotees joined the grand procession last year. This year, At least 10 million devotees are expected to flock the Quirino Grandstand on saturday, january 9, 2016. #everydayphilippines #everydayeverywhere #everydayasia #throwback #traslacion TRASLACION: Quiapo sa Mata ng Deboto Photos: cargocollective.com/johnpaulautor