Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Suyapa
The Sunday 2 February to the 17:30h We celebrate in San Juan of the Hospital the Feast of Our Lady of Suyapa, Patroness of Honduras, with a Mass in his honor, to which they are invited all Hondurans living in Valencia. At the end of Mass we will have a small snack.
In 1925, Pope Pius XI declared patroness of Honduras under the title of Our Lady of Suyapa and declared 3 February as his feast day. In the decade of 1950 a basilica was built next to the chapel, named Basilica of Suyapa (in Tegucigalpa). Currently, the statuette of the Virgin spends most of the time in the chapel but every year moves to the Basilica of Suyapa on the day of your celebration to accommodate the crowds of people attending view, both Honduras and Central America.