Feast of the Black Nazarene

interesting tradition

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I wrote this blog for the love of my life. I wanted to show her that I am trying to learn more about her culture and her country.

Since my wife Nida is from the Philippines I wanted to know more about the feast of the Black Nazarene. I did some researching and was able to find so very interesting information.

Feast of the Black Nazarene takes place in the Philippines on the 9th of January to celebrate the end of the Christmas season.

Black nazarine

The Black Nazarene is a life sized, dark skinned statue of Jesus Christ. The statue was bought by a priest in Mexico in the time of the Galleon Trade. The statue was brought to Manila by the first group of Augustinian Recollect friars in 1606. The statue was inaugurated on 10 September 1606 and placed under the patronage of Saint John the Baptist.

Black nazarine 2

In 1608, the second bigger Recollect church…

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