Feast of the Black Nazarene 2024 Schedule of Activities, Safety Reminders, and Procession Route
The Quiapo Church Fiesta 2024 is one of the Philippines’ most highly anticipated religious events. Celebrated annually on January 9, the feast of the Black Nazarene, or Traslacion 2024, is a procession of the life-size image of the Black Nazarene from the Quirino Grandstand to Quiapo Church. The event is attended by millions of devotees from all over the country and even from other parts of the world, making it one of the largest religious gatherings in the world.
The Quiapo Church, also known as the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, is located in the heart of Quiapo, Manila. It is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city and has been a center of devotion for Catholics for centuries. The church is home to the Black Nazarene, a dark-skinned statue of Jesus Christ carrying the cross, which is believed to have miraculous powers. The Traslacion 2024 is a way for devotees to show their faith and devotion to the Black Nazarene, and to seek blessings and miracles.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Quiapo Church Fiesta 2024 and Traslacion 2024 will push through, albeit with some changes in the schedule and route to ensure the safety of the devotees. The church has released the schedule of activities and route for the procession, which will follow the same route as the 2020 procession. The Quiapo Church has also issued reminders for devotees on what is allowed and prohibited during the conduct of the event.
History and Significance
The Quiapo Church Fiesta 2024 is a highly anticipated event in the Philippines, particularly for Filipino Catholics. At the center of this celebration is the Black Nazarene, a revered image of Jesus Christ that holds deep significance for the Filipino faithful. The celebration is marked by the annual Traslacion, a grand procession that re-enacts the “solemn transfer” of the Black Nazarene from Intramuros to Quiapo Church.
Origins of the Black Nazarene
The origins of the Black Nazarene can be traced back to the 17th century when a dark-skinned statue of Jesus Christ carrying the cross was brought to the Philippines from Mexico. The statue was initially enshrined in the Church of Saint Nicholas Tolentino in Intramuros, Manila. Over time, the statue became known as the Black Nazarene due to the dark color of its skin.
The Black Nazarene quickly gained a following…