Philippines – Surprisingly, corwds of devotees filled the Quiapo region for Traslacion 2021 in spite of the pandemic and the abrogation of the customary Black Nazarene parade, authorities of the City of Manila affirmed Saturday.
In view of this, Gen. Leo Francisco, Manila Police District boss as of 9:30 a.m., five hours after celebration exercises started for the afternoon, an expected 400,000 guests had effectively been seen in Quiapo. Because of this, The yearly amazing parade of Black Nazarene lovers “Traslacion” will be suspended for the second continuous year because of the pandemic, the Manila City government has shared.
The parade will rather be “done through a motorcade in chose spaces of the City of Manila. The Manila Police District submitted something like 8,000 police staff to be sent on the day, with extra labor told to be on backup relying upon the circumstance and the alarm level status of the city of Manila come January 2022
The Manila PIO added that the choice was arrived at following interview with Fr. Douglas Badong and different authorities of Quiapo Church and the regional government. Individuals from the Manila Police District, the Philippine Red Cross, the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, and the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau likewise went to the gathering.
Each January 9 of the year, a large number of lovers of the Black Nazarene hold the fabulous parade to celebrate the exchange of the adored picture of the Black Nazarene from Intramuros, Manila to Quiapo in 1767. The parade typically happens from the Quirino Grandstand to the Minor Basilica or the Black Nazarene or Quiapo Church, however for 2021, the yearly practice was dropped because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rather than the typical exercises, it was declared that Quiapo Church would hold 15 masses, with just 400 guests took into consideration each mass. The Manila police said the 2021 festival actually drew an expected 400,000 guests.
Morever, In November, Metro Manila changed to Alert Level 2 with facilitated limitations to prod monetary movement.