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Daemon
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Feast of San Isidro of Seville

St. Isidro, or Isidore, (c. 560-636) was born in Cartagena, Spain, and eventually became bishop of Seville. In Río Frío, Colombia, April occurs in autumn and is typically very dry. On San Isidro's feast day, April 4, townspeople process the saint's image around the streets in the hope that he will help bring rain. The procession takes two steps forward, then one step backward, and so on, with the idea that if it drags out long enough, some rain may fall before the festivities end. If no rain falls, those who had been singing praises to St. Isidro may begin to insult and swear at him. More...
curmudgeonine
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 8:57:57 AM

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So many celebrations
Haz
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 11:29:28 AM

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It doesn't appear that the Colombian's are very patient! If the festival lasted a week and there was no rain... perhaps you'd start swearing but the festival seems to be for one day only.

St. Isidro may need more time to process the request lol.
monamagda
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 2:59:11 PM

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Just for information, Colombia doesn't have defined seasons,we don't have autumn, only the dry station or the rainy. Colombia is situated in the tropics ( Equator ).
The celebrity longs so far because Colombians use any event for feasting!
Poor San Isidro!
Absurdicuss
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 7:58:40 PM
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Group dancing and chanting prayers to a dead man generally has little effect on weather, but such vigorous activity is great for arousing the sort of tribal fervor that makes the addition of alcohol and swearing rip roaring fun.
Marguerite
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 9:49:57 PM

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This saint's day is a perfect example of abandoning one's reason and lusting after superstitious behavior.
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