The Gauchito Gil, is a legendary character of Argentina's popular culture, known as 'el gaucho milagroso' (the miraculous gaucho). His full name was Antonio Mamerto Gil Núñez. Borned in the 1840s, he was murdered on January the 8th, 1878 . Since then, every 8 of January, thousands of devotees go to his grave in Corrientes Province to honor him.
View of the statue of Gauchito Gil on January 8, 2012 in Forencio Varela, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
08 january in Florencio Varela.
In Florencio Varela (province of Buenos Aires) an improvised camping is set in order to spend the day and maybe the night near by the sanctuary.... (+)
A devotee couple of Gauchito Gil dances in his sanctuary.
Mercedes - Corrientes. The place where the Gauchito was killed.
A devotee of Gauchito Gil stare at camera in his sanctuary.
Sanctuary of Florencio Varela.
Partners with their car.
A devotee young cuple in the sanctuary of Gauchito Gil.
A devotee of Gauchito Gil praying on knees in his sanctuary.
A devotee family of Gauchito Gil arrives in a truck to his sanctuary.