Monday, April 21, 2008

Religious Spirituality - San Matias Church

The Iglesias de San Matias, located in the centre of town, dates back to 1690 and is a lovely example of colonial Spanish architecture.
. An exchange of saints between neighbouring hillside villages is a memorable event.

During the week leading up to February 22nd, the church hosts one of Honduras' most important religious festivals. Over 30,000 pilgrims come to pay homage to the municipality's patron saint, San Matias and the village is the site of a bustling market, religious ceremonies and a traditional guanacascos dance

1 comment:

tourist said...

Do guanacascos ceremonies occur every day for the whole week?