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8 Photos from the #Traslacion2017 That Show How Filipinos Value Devotion

It’s a beautiful day to wear maroon and pray.

| January 10, 2017

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8 Photos from the #Translacion2017

That Show How Filipinos Value Devotion

By Tynne De Leon

SHAD

Twas that time of year again for the annual feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, a gigantic exercise of faith for Catholic Filipinos. The image of the Nazarene  is a source of hope – and miracles – for hordes of devotees  turn the annual procession into a human flood.  Despite the ever-present dangers of stampede, heightened this year by fears of terroristic threats, the sheer overwhelming spectacle is undiminished.

Let’s take a look at the highlights of this year’s traslacion:

8. These devotees walked many miles for the chance to touch the life-size statue

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We hope they got what they wanted.

 

7. The church engulged a teeming mass

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Once a year, Quiapo comes truly alive.

 

6. The celebration in other parts of the country

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Seeing these lolas in traditional dresses during the celebration in Hagonoy, Bulacan really makes us smile.

 

5. Untiring devotion from dawn to dusk

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The devotees’ display of perseverance is something to marvel at.