In Pictures: Dungaw 2020
MANILA–The annual tradition of the Traslacion of the image of Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, also known as the Black Nazarene, was done last January 9, 2020. This popular devotion, attracting millions of devotees to go out of the streets of Manila, also included the pious tradition of the “Dungaw,” the religious courtesy by the image of Nuestra Señora del Carmen de San Sebastian. Gathered in Plaza del Carmen, Quiapo, the image of Del Carmen was brought out from the Minor Basilica of San Sebastian to pay tribute to the image of the Nazareno. This encounter happened at around 4:30 PM, the earliest “Dungaw” since it was revived in 2016. In the previous Traslacions, the image of the Nazareno would arrive in Plaza del Carmen at around 10 PM.
The rite of “Dungaw” was presided by the Rector and Parish Priest of San Sebastian Basilica, Fray Edgar Tubio, OAR, and was assisted by Fray Enrico Nacorda, OAR. Among the thousands gathered at Plaza del Carmen, Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, and other friars from Recoletos de Manila and nearby communities, the Augustinian Recollect Sisters, who helped vesting the image of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, were also present.
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Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR