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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


8 Photos from the #Translacion2017

That Show How Filipinos Value Devotion

By Tynne De Leon


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


We hope they got what they wanted.


7. The church engulged a teeming mass


Once a year, Quiapo comes truly alive.


6. The celebration in other parts of the country


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


5. Untiring devotion from dawn to dusk


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

Ano Raw? Nov. 3


Posted by 8List on Saturday, November 3, 2017