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Quiapo Church bares Black Nazarene route on Traslacion 2024

The Quiapo Church on Thursday bared the route for the 2024 Black Nazarene Traslacion procession on January 9.

For the year’s celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, the church will use the same route for the grand procession in 2020. 

The 400-year-old image will take the following route:

  • From Quirino Grandstand
  • Right to Katigbak Drive (left side)
  • Right to Padre Burgos St. through Finance Road
  • Straight to Ayala Bridge
  • Left to Palanca St.
  • Right to Quezon Boulevard
  • Right to Arlegui Street
  • Right to Fraternal Street
  • Right to Vergara Street
  • Left to Duque de Alba Street
  • Left to Castillejos Street
  • Left to Farnecio Street
  • Right to Arlegui Street
  • Left to Nepomuceno Street
  • Left to Conception Aguila Street
  • Right to Carcer Street
  • Right to Hidalgo through Plaza del Carmen
  • Left to Bilibid Viejo through Gonzalo Puyat
  • Left to J.P. de Guzman Street Right to Hidalgo Street
  • Left to Quezon Boulevard
  • Right to Palanca St. through under Quezon Bridge
  • Right to Villalobos through Plaza Miranda going to Quiapo Church

The Traslacion on January 9 is an annual procession that draws millions of Filipino devotees from all over the country.

The traditional Traslacion has not been held in the past three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, the Quiapo Church said it was considering reinstating old practices for the celebration of the Black Nazarene feast.

Quiapo Church spokesperson Father Hans Magdurulang said among these is encasing the image of the Black Nazarene in a glass case.

This is to protect the image of the Black Nazarene from possible damage while leaving a portion of the cross exposed to those who wish to touch it.

The Philippine National Police earlier said around 15,000 police personnel will be deployed to secure the activities of the 2024 Black Nazarene feast which includes the traditional Traslacion.