QUIAPO II (The Feast of the Black Nazarene)
These pictures feature the events related to yesterday's feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo Manila.
Famous for its people pulling the rope from the carriage carrying the statue of thy Lord Jesus, most people tend to pull the rope or having Towels or handkerchiefs be hurled to the marshals and escorts guarding the Black Nazarene with requests to wipe these on the statue in hopes of the miraculous powers attributed to it "rubbing off" on the cloth articles from every devotees.
It somehow reflect the religiousity, or perhaps the fanaticism of a Christian Filipino as its devotees wear the colour maroon, associated with the image, going barefoot, and pull the ropes or have their towels wipe in the statue they have called blessed.
Sorry if I haven't got a pic of the actual scene of the sea of people desperately wanting to reach the Nazarene despite the injuries on that day. But in these pictures showed how Quiapo treats a solemn event like a fiesta to be celebrated like any other festival done in honor of a patron.