San Lázaro Day Celebration @ Hialeah's Rincón de San Lázaro

Every 17th of December thousand of devout believers visit El Rincón de San Lázaro, an independent temple dedicated to Saint Lazarus as seen by the Santería and the popular tradition brought from Cuba.

San Lázaro Celebration @ Josefina's front yard shrine

San Lázaro Celebration @ Josefina's front yard shrine

One of the most prominent cultures of Miami is the Cuban culture. And one of the most important and deep rooted religious celebrations brought to South Florida by Cuban Exiles since the beginning of the Cuban immigration to the USA is the Festivity of San Lázaro as known by the Catholic Church tradition or Babalú Ayé as known in the Yoruba or Santería religion. On the eve of the festivity many household altars are prepared with offerings to the saint, some people even have a party where family and friends are invited to celebrate.

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