San-Lazaro Day 2013

Photo Feature by Luis Enrique Gonzalez

HAVANA TIMES — One of the most important days on the Cuban religous calendar is San Lazaro Day which brings miracle seekers to the El Rincon sanctuary on the outskirts of the capital every December 17th.

San Lazaro Day 2013A procession takes place over 3 kilometers to the church where in one way or another the believers make good their promises to the saint with the power to heal the sick.

San Lazaro Day 2013It’s a day where Cubans and visitors gather to appreciate the restored health of themselves, a relative or friend, for a dream come true, or simply to pay thanks for having found a yearned for love.

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  • Thank you for this fascinating series of photographs showing a spiritual side to Cuban culture which still lives on. There are some very striking images in these photographs.

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