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Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas

, Defensa Nacional and the Comisión Nacional del Agua. Throughout the municipality, festivals, music and cuisine are similar. The Festival of the Señor de El Calvario is a social and religious event which occurs on 7 October. It honors an image of Christ with masses, popular dances, fireworks and amusement rides along with cultural and sporting events. The Fiesta Grande is celebrated from 15 to 23 January and it is the most important for the year. The marimba


section date June 2009 On the second Sunday in October, Pará celebrates the largest and greatest religious event in Brazil. The procession of the Círio of Nazaré. The tradition started when a farmer and lumberman called Plácido José de Souza found an image of the Saint at the margin of the Murucutu creek, where the Basilica of Nazaré stands today. The humble man, then, decided to take the image home. However, the image would mysteriously go back to the place where it was initially

explode, thus setting the beginning of the biggest religious event of Latin America. Throughout the course, the faithful make reflections on biblical themes, pray, sing, pay homage with a shredded paper shower, lifting their arms towards the sky, acclaiming during the procession and praising the Virgin. From the Padre Champagnat (Marcellin Champagnat) Street towards the Ver-o-Peso Market, passing by Portugal Avenue and Castilho França Boulevard, going up the Presidente Getúlio Vargas Vargas


, research help, guided tours, story hours for children and digital services. In 2001, it was added to the International Networks of Man and Biosphere (Man and the Biosphere Programme) of UNESCO as the thirteenth Mexican reserve on the list, occupying first place in regards to ecodiversity. It is also recognized as a Área de Importancia para la Conservación de las Aves (Area of Importance for the Conservation of Birds) by the Consejo Internacional para la Preservación de las Aves Mexicanas.

Cholula, Puebla

of this pyramid at the end of the pre-Hispanic period. The Spanish replaced this image with that of the Virgin of the Remedies. Very early on 8 September, residents and pilgrims come to the pyramid and sanctuary to sing "Las mañanitas" and carrying paper lamps. This is the most important religious event in the city, with events related to it on almost every block. This event brings in people from all parts of the city and from many parts of the region. One tradition associated with this is the exchange of small gifts among the strangers in the crowd. Traditional dress is usually worn only for this event. For women, this includes a black or dark blue skirt, with trim in magenta, or emerald green, a wrap belt tied on the hip, a blouse embroidered with flowers, a rebozo or neckerchief, with earrings and a cross of silver. Men wear loose pants and shirts of natural cotton cloth, huaraches, a wrap belt with one end hanging loose in front, and wool shoulder wrap decorated with geometric designs and a palm frond hat. Concurrent with the feast of the Virgin from the 1 to the 16th of September is the regional fair. The trueque, while still practiced in its original form, has also evolved into this regional fair, called the '''Feria de Cholula'''. It features local food and music, culminating on Mexico's Independence Day (Grito de Dolores). thumb "Sister" images to the Virgin of the Remedies (File:ReplicasVirginRemediesNSRCholula.JPG) The next most important city-wide event is called the '''Bajada de la Virgen''', which also involves the Virgin of the Remedies. This time, instead of the masses climbing the pyramid to honor her, she comes down for two weeks in May or June to visit the various neighborhoods and surrounding rural communities. The tradition of bringing down the image from the pyramid began in 1825. The next occurred in 1870 and the third in 1890. Today, it is an annual event, but it is not the original image which leaves, rather it is a substitute. The reason for this is that the processions take a toll on the ancient image. The replicas of the image are considered to be "sisters" to the original, with the impression that it is the idea of the Virgin which is important, not the physical image. The last time the original image left the church was in 1999, due to the earthquake. It was kept at the monastery of San Gabriel until it could be returned after repairs. During the Bajada, the image is carried through the streets in some portion of the city every morning, which has been prepared with elaborate gateways of flowers, and more decorating the route. When the image comes down off the pyramid, she travels through all ten neighborhoods three times in an event called the "circulares." Each circulare is dedicated to a different saint, and presided over by a mayordomo. Each neighborhood sponsors one of the circulares every ten years, providing food and drink, incense and other necessities for the rite. She descends again on August 11, all the way to the town of San Luis Tehuiloyocan. Vazquez, p. 19 Like a number of other cities in the area, such as Huejotzingo (Carnival of Huejotzingo), Cholula celebrates '''Carnival''', this tradition began over ninety years ago, with events centered on the main square of the city. These people kept the pyramid as their primary religious center, but the newly dominant Toltec-Chichimecas founded a new temple to Quetzacoatl where the San Gabriel monastery is now.The Toltec-Chichimec people who settled in the area around the 12th century CE named Cholula as ''Tlachihualtepetl'', meaning "artificial hill". Brand name The hot sauce is named after the 2,500-year-old city of Cholula, Puebla, the oldest still-inhabited city in Mexico. The name "Cholula" is derived from the Nahuatl toponym ''Chollollan'', meaning "the place of the retreat." In 1999, the Borregos Salvajes obtained a second championship when defeating again the Aztecs of the UDLA by score of 38-25, this time the game was celebrated in the field nicknamed the Temple of the Pain in Cholula, Puebla. In the 2000, the squad arrives at the final game but this time in front of its brothers of the Campus Estado de Mexico, and falling by a score of 38-28, in a game that was celebrated at the "Plastic Corral" Stadium in the State of Mexico. During the last days of her life, she lived in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, and died at her home in San Andres Cholula (San_Andrés_Cholula_(municipality)), accompanied by her daughters and grandchildren, where her surviving family still live. Mendoza had been given his choice of the Viceroyalty of Mexico or of Peru, with Velasco to fill the other office. Velasco arrived at San Juan de Ulúa, New Spain on August 23, 1550. He spent the month of September in Puebla, while Mendoza was making his choice. Finally the two men decided to meet in Cholula (Cholula, Puebla), and there Mendoza chose Peru. On November 25, 1550, Velasco made his official entry into Mexico City, thus becoming Viceroy of New Spain. He served until his death there on July 31, 1564. '''Estadio Templo del Dolor''' is a stadium in Cholula (Cholula, Puebla), Puebla, Mexico. It is primarily used for American football and is the home field of the Aztecas de la UDLA. It holds 13,000 people. Sometimes more.

Santiago de Compostela

, it represents the apostle Saint James, dressed as pilgrim. Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 813 the most important religious event of the medieval Christian Europe happened, the discovery in Galicia (Galicia (Spain)), an ark whose remains were attributed to the apostle Saint James (James, son of Zebedee). According to Christian tradition, in this year, a hermit saw near to "Libredon" (ancient Santiago de Compostela) a star on a marble ark. Warned by him, the bishop of Iria Flavia, Teodomiro travelled quickly to the place, identifying the remains as found the decapitated body of the apostle James. WikiPedia:Santiago de Compostela Commons:Category:Santiago de Compostela


peru_travel_tours_information peru_travel_destinations peru_lima lima-peru-churches-lima.html title LIMA – Churches in the Historical Centre of Lima Perú publisher date accessdate 2009-07-08 Both of these churches contain paintings, Sevilian tile, and sculpted wood furnishings. Also notable is the Sanctuary of Las Nazarenas, the point of origin for the Lord of Miracles, whose festivities in the month of October constitute the most important religious event


and North America. Small congregations can be found in Africa, southern Europe and South America. There are about 90,000-110,000 Conservative Laestadians worldwide. Most (80,000-150,000) are in Finland. Helsingin sanomien Kuukausiliite Elokuu 2006, Article; Ja täyttäkää maa, Page 52 Conservative Laestadians organize big summer services every year. It is the biggest religious event in Nordic countries. About 70,000 guests come from all over the world. ref>


in northern Europe and North America. Small congregations can be found in Africa, southern Europe and South America. There are about 90,000-110,000 Conservative Laestadians worldwide. Most (80,000-150,000) are in Finland. Helsingin sanomien Kuukausiliite Elokuu 2006, Article; Ja täyttäkää maa, Page 52 Conservative Laestadians organize big summer services every year. It is the biggest religious event in Nordic countries. About 70,000 guests come from all over

Mexico City

into the New World. The Spanish Conquest of Mexico (Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire) was not only a political event for the Spanish, but a religious event as well. In the early 16th century, the Reformation (Protestant Reformation), the Counter-Reformation and the Inquisition were in full force in most of Europe. The Spaniards had just re-conquered the Iberian Peninsula, giving them special status within the Roman Catholic realm, including great liberties in the conversion


important religious event (for example after St. Mary's Day in Oltenia), making them huge community events bringing together thousands of people from nearby villages. Such fairs are amazingly colorful - and for many a taste of how life was centuries ago. One such countryside fair (although definitely NOT in the countryside) is the Obor fair in Bucharest - in an empty space right in the middle of the city, this fair has been going on daily for more than three centuries. Eat File:Coliva

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