Metro Manila · Feast of the Black Nazarene
'Every year thousands of pilgrims from all over the country come to Manila to be part of the procession of the Black Nazarene. All participants in the procession hope that they will have the opportunity to touch the wooden statue. They hope that this will protect them from harm and ensure health in the future.'
The streets of old Manila (from Quiapo Church) are flooded by ecstatic crowds who try to touch a revered religious statue of the famous Black Nazarene. On Good Friday in January 2012, this event is better viewed from distance while not bringing any valuables with you. The small streets of Quiapo will be over-crowded and even though it is worth to see this spectacle, it can be quite stressful if you are not used to it.
For more information see Feast of the Black Nazarene 2013