Denver Newsroom, Oct 13, 2022 / 13:13 pm
After being suspended for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Zapopan in Mexico's Jalisco state drew 2.4 million devotees.
The figure was confirmed by state governor Enrique Alfaro, who announced on Twitter that “in its 288 years of tradition, the record of participants was broken.”
The Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Zapopan has been considered an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2018 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.
Every year the image of Our Lady of Zapopan is returned from the Cathedral of Guadalajara to the Basilica of Zapopan.