IN PHOTOS: Thousands join Black Nazarene thanksgiving procession

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IN PHOTOS: Thousands join Black Nazarene thanksgiving procession

Angie de Silva

Devotees gather in Plaza Miranda in Quiapo for the ritual

MANILA, Philippines –  Thousands of devotees joined the Black Nazarene thanksgiving procession in the first hours of Sunday, December 31.

The procession began at Plaza Miranda in Quiapo at 2 am. It was also the start of the 9-day novena mass for the feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2018.

Three major roads were closed starting 1 am of December 31 for the procession: the southbound lane of Quezon Boulevard (Quiapo), from A. Mendoza/Fugoso to Plaza Miranda, the  eastbound lane of Recto Avenue from Rizal Avenue to SH Loyola Street, and the  westbound lane of España Boulevard from P. Campa to Lerma Street.

Here are photos of the procession. 

 

DEVOTION. The Black Nazarene thanksgiving procession marks the start of the 9-day novena mass leading to the feast of the Black Nazarene on December 31, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler
YOUNG DEVOTEE. A young devotee joins the procession. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler
Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler
THANKSGIVING. Devotees converge around Quiapo Church in Manila for the thanksgiving procession ahead of the feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

With a report from Angie de Silva/Rappler

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