Every year thousands of Filipino devotees goes back to Quiapo Church to celebrate the Feast Day of The Black Nazarene , and each year more and more are added to the legion of devotees gathered to join the festivities.Defying the heat and the sudden burst of rain, flocks of believers many of them barefoot carried the life size image of the Black Nazarene in
frenzied demonstration of faith through the streets of downtown Manila.
Many took part in the annual fiesta to ask God for help and guidance , others thanks Him for the blessings they had received but most of them have committed their life to Him in return for all the favors that have been granted to them. Million have attended the Dawn Mass at Rizal Park's Quirino Grandstand before the procession began.Around 7 million plus estimates muscled their way through the streets, hold the rope and help pull the carriage of the Icon on it's way to Quiapo Church it's home for 404 years.
Devotees were waving white towels as the procession moves on, others throw theirs to the "Ihos de Nazareno" who are with the Icon, wipe the towels to the Black Nazarene and give back to them. Some devotees became unruly maybe because of the heat and too much people.Others said its really a sacrifice and hardship but all these turns to happiness and contentment once its over.