Saturday, March 17, 2012

Today’s Video: Erin Go Bragh (in Argentina)

St. Patrick's Day is not typically celebrated in the Spanish-speaking world yet it's still a date in which to honor Irish pride, culture and history. Such was the case on Saturday in Luján, Argentina where the twenty-first edition of the annual pilgrimage to the city's Basilica was held:

Today's events commemorated several individuals of Irish background who helped shape Argentine history. One of these was Admiral William (Guillermo) Brown who served as a key figure in Argentina's independence movement and whose name can be found on an Argentine Navy vessel, an Antarctic base and several lower division soccer clubs.

Video Source - YouTube via CultivaLujan

Online Source - Wikipedia

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