Business as Usual for the Black Nazarene
MANILA, Philippines – Vendors in Quiapo stock their inventories before devotees flood the Plaza Miranda for the Black Nazarene.
Towels fly. Banners line the skies. And crowds march to the beating of drums.
It’s a feast for the eyes, but this small spectacle is only a taste of what’s to come for the Feast Day of the Black Nazarene.
The Procession of Replicas gives devotees an opportunity to parade their personal tributes to the famous statue of a dark-skinned Jesus. And the loyalty of devotees keeps Ate Jon’s business afloat year round.