Thousands of devotees attended this year’s Traslacion, the annual procession celebrating the Feast of the Black Nazarene in Cagayan de Oro City.
Observers say the crowd was significantly smaller as compared to last year (LINK) due mainly to a weather disturbance. Police estimate some 20,000 joined the procession. Shown below is the start of the procession along Don A. Velez Street.
Umbrellas were aplenty as light rain poured in the early hours.
The skies somewhat cleared as the day progressed and the procession moved towards CM Recto Avenue.
Some 800 uniformed and plaint clothes personnel provided ample security during the religious event.
And the arrival at Nazareno Church…
Cagayan de Oro holds the largest Traslacion outside Quiapo Church in Manila.
photos by Kim Zaldivar and COCPO Stasyon Uno