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LOOK: Thousands of Black Nazarene devotees line up for ‘Pahalik’

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 08:34 AM January 08, 2019
The line of devotees stretched from the Independence Road to South Road and up to Roxas Boulevard. DAPHNE GALVEZ, INQUIRER.net pahalik traslacion 2019

The line of devotees stretched from the Independence Road to South Road and up to Roxas Boulevard. DAPHNE GALVEZ, INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Thousands of devotees of the Black Nazarene waited in line on Tuesday morning for the annual “Pahalik” at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

Devotees were seen lining up to wipe their towels and kiss the feet of the image of the Black Nazarene.

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The Black Nazarene image was brought to the Quirino Grandstand at around 4:30 a.m. and the Pahalik started at around 6 a.m.

Devotees started coming to Quirino Grandstand as early as Monday night but started lining up at around 5 a.m. the following day.

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Devotees kissing and wiping the feet of the Black Nazarene image. DAPHNE GALVEZ, INQUIRER.net

Devotees wiping the feet of the Black Nazarene image. DAPHNE GALVEZ, INQUIRER.net

The annual Pahalik of the Black Nazarene image is usually attended by thousands of devotees from across the country.

It is part of the  annual Traslacion, which is celebrated every January 9.

The annual Pahalik for the image of the Black Nazarene would start a day before the Traslacion where the carriage goes back to Quiapo Church. /je

Devotees wait in line for their turn to kiss the image of the Black Nazarene. DAPHNE GALVEZ, INQUIRER.net

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