Thursday, August 03, 2006

The day of La Negrita

Most Costa Ricans of Catholic faith spent the second day of August honoring the Virgin of Los Angeles also known locally as "La Negrita". Here are some pictures of the mass in its honor and of some ticos that made the pilgrimage to the province of Cartago, where the Basilica of Los Angeles is located. This year more than a million Catholic faithfuls made the pilgrimage to visit the Virgin of Los Angeles.

A man cries as he completes a religious pilgrimage to honor the patron saint of Costa Rica 'La Negrita' in the Basilica of Los Angeles in Cartago, Costa Rica, 22 kilometers south of the capital of San Jose, Tuesday, August 1 , 2006. More than a million Catholic faithfuls made the pilgrimage to visit the Virgin of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

An indigenous woman makes a religious pilgrimage to honor the patron saint of Costa Rica 'La Negrita' in the Basilica of Los Angles in Cartago, Costa Rica, 22 kilometers south of the capital of San Jose, Tuesday, August 1 , 2006. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

Costa Rican Catholics cheer as the patron saint of Costa Rica 'La Negrita' is carried through the square outside the Basilica of Los Angeles in Cartago, Costa Rica, 16 miles (22 kms) south of the capital of San Jose, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

'La Negrita', the patron saint of Costa Rica is seen at the Basilica of Los Angeles in Cartago, Costa Rica, (16 miles) 22 kms south of the capital of San Jose, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006. More than a million Catholic faithful are expected to make the pilgrimage to visit the Virgin of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

Costa Ricans stand under the sun to listen to a mass in honor of the patron saint of Costa Rica 'La Negrita' at the Basilica of Los Angeles in Cartago, Costa Rica, some 10 miles south of San Jose, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)"

2 comments:

Herbert said...

Wounderful and impressive photos

Uri R. said...

Thanks Herbert!

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