The annual Traslacion of the Black Nazarene is still suspended for January 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced the Manila Public Information Office.
Similar to this year's festivities, the celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene for Jan. 9, 2022 will be done through a motorcade in the City of Manila, as decided by Fr. Douglas Badong, Quiapo Church officials, and the city government.
For next year's motorcade, Manila Police District (MPD) Director Gen. Leo Francisco said they will deploy a minimum of 8,000 police for the feast. Additional manpower could be added depending on the situation and alert level status of Manila next year.
During Traslacion, thousands of devotees gather to join the procession, which begins at the Quirino Grandstand and ends at Quiapo church. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the procession was canceled this year and in 2022.
This 2021, the MPD reported that the crowd for the feast reached over 400,000.