Celebration of Folk Saint Gauchito Gil Day

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View of the statue of Gauchito Gil on January 08, 2012 in Forencio... News PhotoArgentina,Buenos Aires,Full Length,Gauchito Gil,Horizontal,Religion,StatuePhotographer Collection: LatinContent Editorial 2013 Sub.Coop BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - JANUARY 08: View of the statue of Gauchito Gil on January 08, 2012 in Forencio Varela, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 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 and member of the Autonimist Party, he was murdered on January the 8th, 1878 at the hands of members of the Liberal Party. Since then, every 8 of January, thousands of devotees go to his grave in Corrientes Province to honor him. (Photo by ub Coop/LatinContent/Getty Images)