Manila City suspends classes, gov't work for Traslacion 2020

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 6) — Classes in Manila City have been suspended on Thursday for the Feast of the Black Nazarene or Traslacion, local officials announced on Monday.

The Manila Public Information Office also announced that work at the Manila City Hall will also be suspended for the event.

Millions of Filipino devotees are expected to flock to Manila on Thursday to witness the traditional transferring of the venerated image of Black Nazarene from Quirino Grandstand to its home in Quiapo Church.

The route for this year’s Traslacion will be slightly different from last year's. The procession, which is traditionally attended by Catholic devotees, will use Ayala Bridge in the procession.

Last year, about 1.3 million devotees joined the procession, in honor of the Black Nazarene, which is believed to be miraculous.