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Santa Rosa de Lima

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Feast of Santa Rosa de Lima, Peru's patron saint, is celebrated August 30 as a national holiday in Peru and some Latin American countries. Elsewhere, including Spain, her feast day is celebrated August 23. The celebration in Lima, Peru, which is nationally televised, includes a daylong procession of her image through the downtown, and visits to her church and sanctuary, where believers wait in long lines to drop their petitions into a well.

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