Where is Virgen del Rocio?
The Romería de El Rocío is a procession/pilgrimage on the second day of Pentecost to the Hermitage of El Rocío in the countryside of Almonte, Province of Huelva, Andalucia, Spain, in honor of the Virgin of El Rocío. In recent years the Romería has brought together roughly a million pilgrims each year.
What is the El Rocio festival?
El Rocío is the most popular pilgrimage in all of Andalusia during which more than one hundred brotherhoods gather to pay homage to the virgin of ‘ El Rocío ‘. An incredible number of people exceeding one million attend the festival attracted by the amazing mix of religious worship and Andalusian folklore.
Why is El Rocío celebrated?
The celebration combines religion and fiesta, and is held 50 days after Easter. Hundreds of thousands of people come from all over Spain, and even abroad, to make this annual pilgrimage to the shrine of La Blanca Paloma in the village of El Rocío, 17 kilometres from the town of Almonte (Huelva province).
What does the name Rocio mean?
Rocío is a Spanish female name, literally meaning “dew”. Whose original Latin meaning (rosius) means “She who is refreshing and youthful like dew”. It also means the graceful one.
What is a Spanish romeria?
A romería ( Spanish ) or romaria (Portuguese) is a type of yearly, short distance Roman Catholic religious pilgrimage practiced in the Iberian Peninsula and countries formerly colonized by Spain and Portugal. The term comes from romero/romeiro, meaning a person travelling to Rome.
Is Rocio a boy or girl name?
Rocio as a girl’s name is of Spanish origin meaning “dew”.
What are nicknames for Rocio?
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Is Socorro a female name?
Socorro as a girl’s name is of Spanish origin meaning “aid or help”.