Santo Toribio Fiesta

Santo Toribio Fiesta

April 27
According to legend, St. Toribio arrived in La Villa de Macate, Peru, at a time when the stream that had supplied the town with water had gone dry. The inhabitants were about to prepare to move elsewhere when St. Toribio knocked his staff against the rocks that surrounded the spring three times, releasing a torrent of water.
On April 27, there is a fiesta held in La Villa de Macate where this miracle is reenacted. After a procession in which the saint's image is carried to the place where the miracle occurred, the priest strikes the same rock three times with a staff, and the water, which has been temporarily diverted, again floods the streambed.
CONTACTS:
Commission for the Promotion of Peru
Calle Uno Oeste No. 50, piso 13th
Urb. Corpac
Lima, 27 Peru
51-1-4224-3131; fax: 51-1-224-7134
www.promperu.gob.pe
SOURCES:
FiestaTime-1965, p. 62