Día de la Altagracia

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Día de la Altagracia
Observed byDominican Republic
TypeReligious
Significancefeast day for "Our Lady of Altagracia", protector of the Dominican Republic
DateJanuary 21
Next time21 January 2020 (2020-01)
Frequencyannual

Virgin Mary painted in the 16th century.[1] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Lady of Altagracia". SQPN. Archived from the original on 6 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012.