Our Lady of Chinquinquirá (The Chinese little girl)
Venezuela held every 18 November Day of the Virgin of Chiquinquirá (The Chinese little girl), patron of Zulia state and Maracaibo.
El Sunday 20 November will be held at 17:30h. a mass in honor of this Marian dedication in San Juan del Hospital.
They are invited to the Mass all Venezuelans living in Valencia, family, friends and all who wish to participate in this feast of the Virgin. At the end there will be a “pecking”, (you can bring something to share).
The image of the Virgin of Chiquinquirá, 'The Chinese little girl', is an oil painting on gopherwood; a 'planchette ", whose dimensions are: 26 centimeters high, by 25 wide and 3 millimeters thick. According to tradition zuliana, the "planchette" was found in 1709 a simple woman, floating on waves, when he had just washed his clothes on the shores of Lake Maracaibo.
At present the house where the discovery was made a majestic temple stands, the Basilica of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá, located in the center of the city of Maracaibo and which is the "planchette" of the Virgin.