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Check this year’s Traslacion route if you’re planning to attend the Black Nazarene Procession

Every January 9 of each year, millions of devotees from all over the Philippines flock to Quiapo Church in Manila to join the Black Nazarene procession or the Traslacion. The Black Nazarene, or Itim na Nazareno, is believed to be miraculous and grants devotees’ prayers and wishes—which is why He has millions of believers who are willing to attend the haywire procession.


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It takes almost a day just to get the statue of the Black Nazarene from the Quiapo Church and back. Hundreds of policemen and medical personnel are deployed in areas where the procession will pass through, as the number of people who want to catch a glimpse of the Nazareno causes security threats and accidents.

This year, however, the Traslacion will be taking a shorter route due to the renovation of the Jones and MacArthur bridges. Instead, it will pass through the Ayala Bridge. Additional prayer stations for participants have also been added this year.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) provided these areas that the procession will be passing through:

  • Quirino Grandstand
  • Katigbak Road through Padre Burgos Street
  • Finance Road through Ayala Boulevard
  • Palanca Street
  • Quezon Boulevard
  • Arlegui Street
  • Fraternal Street
  • Vergard Street
  • Duque de Alba Street
  • Castillejos Street
  • Farnecio Street
  • Arlegui Street
  • Nepomuceno Street
  • Concepcion Aguilar Street
  • Carcer Street
  • Hidalgo through Plaza del Carmen
  • Bilibid Viejo through Gil Puyat Street
  • J.P De Guzman Street
  • Hidalgo Street
  • Quezon Boulevard
  • Palanca Street through under Quezon Bridge
  • Villalobos through Plaza Miranda
  • Quiapo Church

Every year, there are reported incidents during Traslacion. The Catholic Church reminds devotees to participate in the event with caution and as much as possible avoid bringing young children and valuable items to the procession. Remember to also check your health condition before joining the event to prevent unwanted incidents.

Viva Poong Hesus Nazareno!


Text by Katie Rojas. 

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