#WalangPasok: January 9, 2024 Declared as Special Non-Working Day in Manila

Palace Declares January 9, 2024 as Special Non-Working Day in Manila

WALANG PASOK – Malacañang Palace declares January 9, 2024, as a special non-working day in the City of Manila.

Traslacion is a grand procession that takes place annually in the Philippines, particularly in the City of Manila. It is a tradition that holds deep cultural and religious meaning for many Filipino people.

Traslacion refers to the procession of the Black Nazarene, a respected religious image, through the streets of Manila. The Black Nazarene is a dark-skinned statue of Jesus Christ carrying the Cross, and it is known for its association with miracles and answered prayers.

Special Non-Working Day

The religious event is being celebrated every January 9 as part of the Feast of the Black Nazarene. Thousands of devotees gather to participate in this religious event, making it one of the largest and most crowded processions in the country.

Devotees, often dressed in maroon or maroon and yellow, come together to pull a carriage carrying the image. The procession winds its way through the streets of Manila, attracting a sea of faithful followers.

Recently, Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin signed Proclamation No. 434 declaring January 9, 2024 (Tuesday) as a special non-working day in Manila due to the observance of the Feast of the Black Nazarene.

Special Non-Working Day

“It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Manila be given full opportunity to participate in the occasion and enjoy the celebration,” the proclamation reads.

The Philippine National Police will deploy around 15,000 police personnel during the religious activity. About two million devotees are expected to join Traslacion 2024. The police authorities will initially deploy 5,600 personnel along the procession route.

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