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San Isidro Labrador Celebration

The population of Canelones consisted originally in immigrants from the Canary Islands willing to work the land as a means of subsistence. This is why the city of ‘Las Piedras’ was founded as ‘Villa San Isidro’, after the name of the Spanish Saint of farmers.
The celebration starts with a procession, led by the priest and the altar boys, followed by the statue of the Saint and the parishioners behind them. The children are dressed as farmers and carry baskets full of fruit and vegetables which are handed out from tractors and trailers with agricultural tools to the people taking part in the celebration. The procession ends with a mass in the square in front of the church.

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