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    Posted January 9, 2014 by
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    Feast of Black Nazarene 2014


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     imcrystal told me, 'The street was very busy, with people patiently waiting for the Black Nazarene to pass in front of them. I witnessed the faith of the people to the Black Nazarene and being devoted as they held their own Black Nazarene as they prayed. '
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    January 9, 2014, is the Feast of Black Nazarene where people will go to Quiapo to attend mass and pay respect to the Black Nazarene. Devotees from various cities from the Philippines will walk going to the church barefooted and will bring their own Black Nazarene statues.

    There is also a procession of various statues of the Black Nazarene with their devotees who wore t-shirts or uniform type of t-shirts to represent each of their barangay(town) or city. All reporters gathered to cover the event for the Feast of the Black Nazarene.

    Major routes going to Quiapo were rerouted because the big crowd and to give way for the Black Nazarene procession which is coming from the Quirino Grandstand back to Quiapo.

    Flocks of people who already position themselves to where the Black Nazarene will pass the route. People can be found sitting in the streets, on the top of the roof or in the bridge. They will patiently wait even though it will take them to wait until midnight for the Nazareno to arrive.

    I have an article about the Black Nazarene posted August 15, 2013.
    Here is the link http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1020872
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