Trasclacion 2022 of Black Nazarene Suspended Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Threat

Black Nazarene’s Traslacion for 2022 Got Suspended Due to Threat of COVID-19 Pandemic

TRASLACION 2022 – The annual Traslacion of the Black Nazarene has been suspended due to the threat of COVID-19 pandemic.

Minor Basilica of Black Nazarene, also known as Quiapo Church parochial vicar Fr. Douglas Badong confirmed that the procession only will be canceled but the feast celebration will continue in accordance to health protocols.

The Church has also suspended the Traslacion this year due to the effects of the pandemic but the Holy Masses and other activities without mass gathering have been pushed through to avoid the spread of the virus.

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“Prusisyon lang naman ang wala, pero tuloy naman ang celebration,” Badong said.

The religious leader also explained that the procession’s starting point Quirino Grandstand is still used as a COVID-19 field hospital. The event usually last up to 24 hours, which ends up at Quiapo Church.

“Tuloy pa din tayo sa pagdadasal. ‘Pag ninais ng Nazareno na lumabas, ay lalabas siya,” Badong added.

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The police authorities will impose the same health safety protocols and quarantine guidelines next year. It would be the second cancellation of the religious event.

Traslacion of the Feast of the Black Nazarene is a mass procession associated with the feast. It is a religious festival held in Manila, Philippines celebrated every January 9. The event is centered on the black statue.

The wooden image was a replica made by a renowned saint carver Gener Manlaqui but used the original head of the image.

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