For the second time, I witnessed one of our countries biggest, most celebrated events taking place every 9th of January. But unlike before, this year's procession took almost a full day before it reached its destination in Quiapo Church. The procession started around 8am and finished by 6am the following day (a total of 22 hours). It is so for the longest and largest procession on the history of Feast of the Black Nazarene.
With me are fellow travel bloggers, Ian and Chino, both are first timers in covering the procession. I told them that if we meet by 8am at Lawton and stationed at one of the roofs of the underpass, we will be witnessing the procession at around 12 noon just like last year. But I was wrong, hours had passed and there's still no sign of the Black Nazarene's carosa. The wheels of the carosa got broken and the rope was snapped on one part of the procession. Cellphone signals were also down on the entire route of the procession for safety reasons.
|Blogger friends Ian and Chino|
|our lunch for the day|
|the men pulling the rope|
|the carosa of the Black Nazarene.|
Read here my last year's experience at the Feast of the Black Nazarene.