Record-breaking? How long did Traslacion 2020 last?

/ 09:08 PM January 09, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Traslacion of the Black Nazarene is known not only for the huge number of devotees that it attracts but known for the long hours it takes to finish — from around 18 to 22 hours.


This year, not only did authorities change the route for safety reasons, they also achieved a faster procession from the Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta to Quiapo Church.

So how long did the procession last this year?


It started at the Quirino Grandstand around 4:20 a.m., earlier than usual, and arrived at Quiapo Church at around 8:50 p.m. That’s 16 hours and a half hours.

In previous years, here’s how long the procession lasted:

2019 – about 21 hours

2018 – about 22 hours

2017 – about 22 hours

2016 – about 20 hours

2015 – 19 hours and 25 minutes


2014 – about 19 hours

2013 – about 18 hours

2012 – about 22 hours


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