December 17, 2018. Sanctuary of San Lázaro (El Rincón, Santiago de Las Vegas). It is the largest Cuban religious pilgrimage. From the night of November 16 and throughout the day 17 thousands of people make the 4-kilometer journey on foot between Santiago de Las Vegas (about 26 km south of downtown Havana) and El Rincón. The veneration of San Lazaro, to whom miracles are attributed in relation to health, in Cuba is manifestly syncretic, and comes from the biblical character friend of Jesus and brother of Marta and María Magdalena, of the beggar who appears in a parable of the Gospel of San Lucas and Babalú Ayé , the African orisha emerged from the previous two.
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