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Quipo's Feast of the Black Nazarene 2014 Schedule of Activities

The Black Nazarene procession in Quiapo is an event held every 9th of January. It is a day - long festival that started during Spanish time thus it is also known as "Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno".  

Every year, millions of devotees form a long unimaginable thick line through the streets included in the processional route with the city of Manila. This "Pista ng Itim na Nazareno" in Filipino to commemorate the Traslacion 0r the transfer of the image of  Black Jesus on a carriage pulled by the devotees to its shrine in Quiapo Church, Manila.   This is an act they believe that will either strengthen their faith or fulfill their "panata" or vow. 

The 400+ year old Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene or commonly called Quiapo Church 

Black Nazarene 2014 Schedule of Activities 

Jan. 8-9, 2014
12:00 MN – 4:00 AM – Vigil at the Quirino Grandstand

Jan. 9, 2014
6:00 AM – Procession from the Quirino Grandstand to Quiapo Church

Procession Route
The official procession route for 2014 is not yet released. This post will be updated as soon as it is available.

Safety Reminders
Quiapo is a notorious place.  We certainly do not want to discourage anyone to keep on visiting this place! However due to a huge crowd garthering during this event, please see below some safety reminders:

1. Wear light and comfortable clothes.  
2. Bring bottled water to keep you hydrated.
3. Make sure your physical strength can last all through out the procession.
4. Do not bring valuable possessions like expensive jewelry or thick cash of money. Just bring an amount enough for that day.
5. Familiarize yourself to the route of procession in case you find yourself lost.

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