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Walking To “La Virgen”

Today, August 2, is the "romeria' or the celebration of the country's patron saint, "La Virgen de los Angeles", that entails a pilgrimage to Cartago. The day is a national holiday. Christmas (Navidad) and Easter (Semana Santa) are the biggest religious holidays in Costa Rica,...

Downpours Can’t Stop The Faith!

The illustration by depicts what 'romeros' (pilgrims) went through yesterday (Monday) afternoon's downpour as they make they way to Cartago in the annual 'romeria' (pilgrimage). More downpours are expected for this Tuesday afternoon. Thousands of Catholic faithful from across the country are expected to descend...

Faith Moves Mountains: The ‘Romeria’ (Walk To Cartago) Is On!

Although it won't be until Tuesday, August 1, when the massive flow of 'romeros' head to Cartago, hundreds have already begun their walk. The annual pilgrimage to the Basilica de la Virgen de los Angeles in the old metropolis is a tradition for many, a...