The Feast of the Black Nazarenois one of the most anticipated and the most crowded procession of the Filipino Catholics in Manila. This year it is believed to attract more than 10 millions debotees or 10 percent of the entire population of the Philippines. I and my wife will try to attend today, we will take this opportunity to attend together. As a sailor, I can’t attend the yearly procession every 9th of January, but my wife promise to “Poóng Itim naNazareno” that we will attend together given the chance.
Many of you may be wondering, why several million Filipino debotees flock into the yearly event?
I got the chance to witness the event 3 years ago, photography led me to it. I’m not a debotee at that moment but surprisingly felt the coming of the KING as its carriage approaches right in-front of me. The feeling was intense and more spiritual compared to the Royal Wedding of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, and Daniel Westling last 19th of June 2010.
Some says, touching the Black Nazarene or even the ropes that pulls it carriage was nirvana…
Mimatt is one of my photography mentor, I learn the basics of photography from him.