Caribbean Area ( lcsh ) Parades & processions -- 1970-1980 ( lctgm ) Little Havana (Miami, Fla.) ( lcsh ) Processions, Religious -- Catholic Church ( lcsh ) Cuban Americans -- Florida -- Religion
Shows a nighttime procession of altar boys, a priest and others walking with a statue of St. Lazarus held high. Original caption: Candlelight procession in Little Havana to honor Saint Lazarus.
Photo date-stamped on back: December 17, 1975.
"The cult of Saint Lazarus is one of the most popular traditions in Cuba. This worship emerged of the catholic and Yoruba religions ... Lazarus is compared to Babalú Aye, an orisha Yoruba, who was invoked to heal health problems. On December 17th many believers travel from every part of the country to visit the Sanctuary of Saint Lazarus ... south of Havana." -- http://www.cuban-traditions.com/religions/catholic/saint_lazarus/saint_lazarus.html.
This procession may have been sponsored by St. Lazarus Catholic Church, 1778 NW 3 Street, Miami.
Cite as Miami News Collection, HistoryMiami, 1995-277-3100.