Black Nazarene Festival

Manila, Manila

The Black Nazarene is a life-sized, dark-skinned statue of Jesus Christ, which was carved by an Aztec carpenter. A priest bought the statue in Mexico during the time of the Galleon Trade. The image is now enshrined in the minor basilica in Quiapo, Manila Friday is when devotees go to the church to pay homage. The Feast of the Black Nazarene, celebrated every year on January 9, is one of the larges ...

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  • Word Of Mouth Media Boost Black Nazarene Devotion

    Word Of Mouth Media Boost Black Nazarene Devotion

    Driven by word-of-mouth of its miraculous interventions and amplified through mass media, the annual procession of Black Nazarene continues to attract a pious following among Filipino Catholics, an official of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines said Tuesday.

    Fr. Jerome Secillano said the popularity of the centuries-old tradition grew over time and saw its attendance balloon to millions because it struck a chord for many Filipinos who say they have personal experiences with the cross-bearing statue of Jesus Christ.

    "Ibang deboto kini-claim nila na nakatanggap sila ng mga ...

  • The Black Nazarene

    The Black Nazarene

    Millions of Filipinos venerate the Poong Itim na Nazareno (Black Nazarene), a life-sized statue of Jesus fallen under the weight of the cross on his way to calvary.

    A sea of humanity honors Poong Nazareno in a procession from the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta Park or Rizal Park to the Basilica Minor in Quiapo.

    The Traslacion (solemn transfer) is held every January 9, which is not its feast day of the Nazarene as popularly believed, but the reenactment of the images Traslacion in 1787, to the Minor Basilica from its original shrine inside Intramuros. The feast day of the Nazarene is on Goo ...

  • Schedule Of 2018 Activities Of Feast Of The Black Nazarene Of Quiapo

    Schedule Of 2018 Activities Of Feast Of The Black Nazarene Of Quiapo

    The official Facebook Page of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene releases the list of activities for the upcoming Traslacion.

    As the year opens, Black Nazarene devotees prepare for the upcoming Traslacion on January 9, 2018.

    Millions of devotees of the Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno pledge to participate in the procession starting at Quirino Grandstand to Quiapo Church every year, hoping for miracles or thankful for them.

    Last Sunday, December 31, thousands of devotees joined the Black Nazarene thanksgiving procession early Sunday. (IN PHOTOS: Thousands join Black Nazarene thanksg ...

  • Philippine January Festival Guide

    Philippine January Festival Guide

    Right after the longest celebration of Christmas in the world, Philippines immediately begins its new calendar with the feasts of the Black Nazarene & Sr. Santo Nino. They usher the beginning of nonstop fiestas across the nation through the year.

    Revelries for Sr. Santo Nino usually fill the month of January, specially celebrated in the islands of Panay & Cebu.

    But there are also other fiestas across the country that are worth starting your new year of journeys replete with colors, taste & beat of the Philippines.

    The Feast of the Black Nazarene- January 9

    Quiapo, one of Manila's b ...

  • Procession Of Black Nazarene Replicas To Be Held On Jan 7

    Procession Of Black Nazarene Replicas To Be Held On Jan 7

    A procession of replicas of the Black Nazarene from different parts of the country will be held in Manila on Thursday, ahead of the day-long "traslacion" on Saturday, which is expected to draw millions of devotees.

    The Parish of St. John the Baptist in Quiapo said the procession of replicas would draw "considerable crowd" of Nazarene devotees from representative barangays or "balangays."

    Devotees coming from the provinces will most likely camp out until the feast day on Jan. 9.

    The procession of replicas, which will start at 2 p.m., will traverse a route starting from Plaza Miranda th ...

  • 200K Devotees Join Black Nazarene Procession In CDO

    200K Devotees Join Black Nazarene Procession In CDO

    Around 200,000 devotees from the Visayas and Mindanao joined the procession highlighting the annual celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene here Saturday.

    Police officials estimated that the crowd has doubled over that of last year as venerating devotees continue to grow every year for the last six years since the "Black Nazarene" found a new home in this seaport capital six years ago.

    The "left hand" of the replica of the life-sized "Black Nazarene" is an original part of the "Black Nazarene" in Quiapo, Manila, a parish priest said.

    Msgr. Rey Monsanto, the parish priest of the ...