Día de la Altagracia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
|Día de la Altagracia|
|Observed by||Dominican Republic|
|Significance||feast day for "Our Lady of Altagracia", protector of the Dominican Republic|
|Next time||21 January 2020|
Virgin Mary painted in the 16th century. The portrait is kept in The Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia in the city of Salvaleón de Higüey.
The festival was originally held on August 15, but was moved to January 21 to celebrate victory over the French in 1690. Patron saint of Dominican Republic.
|This holiday-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This Dominican Republic-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|