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A lot of you might be asking about the 2013 Feast of the Black Nazarene schedule. The Feast of the Black Nazarene falls on the 9th of January, 2013. This month expect huge rivers of devoties, curious tourists and photographers as they gather around the statue of Black Nazarene who’s carrying a black cross.
The Nazarine statue originated from Acapulco Mexico and was transferred to the Philippines a few centuries ago. The original statue got burnt in the fire and the Nazarene became black.
This years event highlights the 406th celebration of the feast of the traslacion, which commemorates the transfer of the sacred image from the Recollect Church in Intramuros to the Quiapo Church in 1787.
Every year, At least 2 million devotees from different parts of the country are taking part in the traditional grand annual procession of the Black Nazarene.
The procession from Rizal Park to Quiapo Church normally last from 10 to 12 hours, or until the next early morning.
Every year, the Procession ends with injuries or deaths. That is one of the reasons why the Quiapo Fiesta officials decided to change the route to a safer route.
However to follow the tradition and the superstitious beliefs of the devotees, the procession goers pulled the carriage back on its original route.
Every year, more and more political figures are joining the procession. Its not that we really care but do you think they are sincere?