12/18/2012 11:19 am ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

Saint Lazarus Pilgrimage, Cubans Observe Annual Tradition

As they do every year, thousands of Cubans flocked Monday to the Havana sanctuary of El Rincon in a massive show of faith to venerate and give thanks to St. Lazarus with their penance, pledges and offerings.

Young and old, children, women and men observed the tradition of paying tribute to the saint with offerings of flowers, candles and money.

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