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Catholics make annual pilgrimage to Cartago for romería
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Catholics make annual pilgrimage to Cartago for romería

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 2, 2019

An estimated 2 million people made the pilgrimage to Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles in Cartago on Friday. Virgen de los Ángeles Day, celebrated annually…

Costa Rica celebrates Virgen de los Ángeles Day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica celebrates Virgen de los Ángeles Day

The Tico Times - August 2, 2019

Costa Rica celebrates  Día de la Virgen de los Ángeles annually on August 2. The day honors Costa Rica's patron saint, and millions of people make the pilgrimage…

La Romería: From 1635 to now
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religion
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La Romería: From 1635 to now

Jonathan Jiménez - July 30, 2019

An estimated 2 million people will participate Friday in an annual pilgrimage to Cartago in honor of Costa Rica’s patron saint, La Virgin de Los Angeles.  Many…

La Romería: From 1635 to now
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religion
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La Romería: From 1635 to now

Jonathan Jiménez - August 2, 2018

On the morning of Aug. 2, 1635, a young indigenous girl named Juana Pereira went to collect firewood as she did every morning. She was walking barefoot…

PHOTOS: Thousands walk to Cartago to visit ‘La Negrita’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Thousands walk to Cartago to visit ‘La Negrita’

The Tico Times - August 2, 2016

Every year, an estimated two million people from across Central America leave their homes and walk to the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles in Cartago, east of…

Finding La Negrita: A story of coming home
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Finding La Negrita: A story of coming home

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - December 28, 2015

In January 2013, I was given a grant to conduct research in the Costa Rican National Archives on the vague topic of slavery in colonial Costa Rica.…

PHOTO REPORT – Faces of the faithful: A journey along Costa Rica’s romería
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTO REPORT – Faces of the faithful: A journey along Costa Rica’s romería

The Tico Times - August 2, 2015

CARTAGO – A 60-year-old man from San Pedro again walks the road towards the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles in Cartago. His white hair partially hidden under a…

19 photos from Costa Rica’s annual romería
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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19 photos from Costa Rica’s annual romería

The Tico Times - August 2, 2014

Every year, an estimated 2 million people from across Central America leave their homes and begin walking to the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles in Cartago, east…

Modern dance, ancient pilgrimage and other happenings around Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Modern dance, ancient pilgrimage and other happenings around Costa Rica

The Tico Times - August 1, 2014

National Contemporary Dance Festival One of the most anticipated arts events of the year, the National Contemporary Dance Festival showcases some of the most exciting companies now…

La Negrita, please fix my peacock
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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La Negrita, please fix my peacock

The Tico Times - July 31, 2014

On Friday and Saturday, thousands of Catholics will converge on the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles in Cartago for Costa Rica's annual pilgrimage, the romería. Many pilgrims…