Feast of the Black Nazarene 2012

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2012 at 12:07 am

Chants of Viva Senor! filled the whole route of the yearly Feast of the Black Nazarene. A record-breaking 8 million devotees,walking barefooted,joined the 22-hour procession which started at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta park.A sea of humanity. An awesome show of faith and devotion.With a mammoth crowd such as that,expect a good number of casualties.According to historians,the galleon which carried the image of the Nazarene (coined from the term Nazareth) was said to have been burned down,hence the image’s black color.
Popular belief is that when you get to touch the cross of the Nazarene,even the rope which holds it,you’ll get cured of your illnesses. You’ll hear testimonials about the miracles of the Black Nazarene. My dad’s one.After 14 years of marriage,they weren’t blessed with a child.Dad and Mom started going to the Basilica of the Black Nazarene every Friday,then their little bundle of joy arrives…ME 🙂 Since then,he never fails to join in the procession. This tradition never fails to amaze foreigners and media correspondents from all over the world who cover the event,seeing the throng of The Black Nazarene faithful,that not even threats of a terrorist attack can sway them from participating. One Korean media personality even commented that she had goosebumps upon seeing the image. As the controversial new tourism slogan of the Philippines, It’s more fun in the Philippines which was said to have been copied from Switzerland’s slogan 51 years ago,where can you find such holy and at the same time joyous event like the Feast of the Black Nazarene? Only in the Philippines. That’s why it’s more fun in the Philippines. 🙂

  1. Amazing topic. Great pics too. I’ve heard of this, but have never seen it. Thanks!!

  2. Its pretty cool when a collective of people despite, being rich or poor, or from a different nationality, and or country get together to celebrate something bigger than themselves. I am happy for your parents faith, miracles are all around. Just gotta know how to perceive them with you own eyes.. Thank You for sharing on this..

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