Sunday, January 9, 2011

Viva Señor Nazareno!

Today marks the 404th celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene. I was able to witness the procession last year and I could say that it was so intense. You would really admire the devotion of the Black Nazarene’s devotees who wouldn’t mind the heat, hunger, thirst and possible danger of being squeezed and stepped on by the sea of other sweaty men (and some women) trying their luck to touch the image of Jesus Christ or at least be able to hold the ropes tied to the carriage carrying it. Even the sidewalks could also be dangerous. I was lucky enough to be able to get behind the gates just before the crowd has gotten rowdy when the procession passed by our street. From therein that I have taken these pictures.

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