The 73° Pilgrimage gaucho was performed Sunday with a good presence of public who came to enjoy the parade of groups of gauchos on the avenue of Our Lady of Luján.
Despite the orders of the church of the pilgrimage without travel with animals, and the repeated claims of associations of protective animals, we performed the 73° edition of the traditional pilgrimage of rio grande do sul to the basilica of Luján, for the Saturday, thousands of “pilgrims” colmanron the free spaces in the vicinity of the basilica of the national and the municipality re-use the grounds of exparquerama to house groups of pilgrims who came for the occasion.
Although it was a lower turnout of carts with rubber wheels, as there was to lament the death of four animals apparently by abuse and lack of rest, in addition to the kidnapping of eleven other animals to preserve their life by being in precarious conditions of health.
In your alocucón the chief communal thanked the centers as well as to all those who collaborated during the development of the pilgrimage: “we have to take care of the pilgrimage against those who want to desterrarla. Have that continue for generations. We have to work together to make every day better. To our friend and companion the horse is next to us.” Then, the welcome greeting and the authorization to start the parade.
Among the institutions that are paraded down the Avenue of Our Lady of Luján, is highlighted by the Circle Creole “Martín Fierro” of Jauregui and the Circle “The Rodeo” Moreno, as well as local groups and from different localities of the country, such as the case of “Fellow Pilgrims of Tandil”, who were eight days trip; Heritage Gaucho “Couples” of the province of Santa Fe; Chapel of Our Lady of Luján, of Saladillo; the Center Tradionalista “Candil del Gaucho”, of Rosario; “Gauchos » Pilgrims”, General Alvear; the Traditionalist Center “The Bite of Pillar”; the group “Virgen Gaucha de Luján” and “Timote”, among others.