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Our Lady of Altagracia 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Our Lady of Altagracia Day is one of the public holidays in the Dominican Republic.

It is celebrated on January 21 each year.

Our Lady of Altagracia, also known as Our Lady of Grace or Our Lady of High Grace, is the patron saint and protector of the Dominican Republic.

Our Lady of Altagracia is a portrait of the Virgin Mary in a Nativity scene painted circa 1500.

The first shrine dedicated to the portrait of Our Lady of Grace was completed in 1572.

The image of Our Lady of Altagracia was crowned by Pope twice, in 1922 by Pius XI and in 1979 by John Paul II.

The feast of Our Lady of Altagracia was originally celebrated on August 15.

It was moved to January 21 in order to celebrate the victory over French invaders in 1690.

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