"The annual pilgrimage to Juquila." Oaxaca de Juárez Local Custom Tip by cachaseiro

Oaxaca de Juárez Local Customs: 14 reviews and 29 photos

  Cycling pilgrim from Juquila.
by cachaseiro
  • Cycling pilgrim from Juquila. - Oaxaca de Juárez
      Cycling pilgrim from Juquila.
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  • Juquila pilgrim. - Oaxaca de Juárez
      Juquila pilgrim.
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  • More cycling pilgrims. - Oaxaca de Juárez
      More cycling pilgrims.
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  • Cycling pilgrims taking a rest. - Oaxaca de Juárez
      Cycling pilgrims taking a rest.
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  • One of the many support cars. - Oaxaca de Juárez
      One of the many support cars.
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Every year in december there is a huge pilgrimage to the little mountain town of Juquila where the most important saint of Oaxaca is located.
That is the "virgin of Juquila".
Most people who travel to Juquila do so by bicycle and they bring home pictures of the virgins that they buy next to the chapel where she is located.
Some people buy huge pictures and mount them on their back and do the 200 kilometer bicycle trip back to Oaxaca with the picture on their back.
Some people also do the trip by foot and many travel in the support cars that follow the thousands of cyclists and assist them if they have mechanical problems.
It´s really a spactacle to watch and i was deeply facinated by it.

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  • Written Jan 10, 2010
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