La mayor of the municipality Tucupita and the Catholic parishioners, will pay tribute to the patron saint of the delta capital, San José, this Sunday, March 19. The activities will take place on the town's Manamo promenade.
San José de Tucupita was established as patron saint of the delta capital in 1908, when a devout family took out the image of the saint at each arrival of the missionaries. Since then he was assumed as the patron of the small town.
The first church of Tucupita bears the name of the patron and is on the banks of the Manamo channel. It is the oldest Catholic temple in the Delta. It is the second most iconic infrastructure in the city.
Alexander Villegas, spokesman for the Apostolic Vicariate of Tucupita, highlights San José as a virtuous man, who had a synodal life and an example of a good father for the deltanos. He invited all the parishioners to maintain faith and devotion from his spiritual model.
Religious and mixed activities
Every year the Tucupita Catholic Church carries out religious activities. On Sunday morning a Eucharistic celebration will take place in the San José church. At 4 in the afternoon a procession with the image of San José is planned through the central streets of Tucupita. At the end of the tour, a mass will be celebrated in the Divina Pastora de Tucupita Cathedral.
The Tucupita mayor's office has also organized several cultural, sports and tourist activities that will be staged on the Manamo promenade starting at 8 in the morning this Sunday.
On the Tucupita boardwalk there will be live music, counterpoints, galley and dances. In addition, the agrotourism fair and the gastronomic exhibition of the "Cocineritos de Tucupita" will be opened to the public.
Subsequently, beach soccer, cycling, dominoes and dance therapy home runs will take place.
The government of Delta Amacuro and the Integral Defense Operational Zone, Zodi 61, deployed the "safe weekend" device last Friday, with which, in addition to protecting the tranquility in the communities, several officials will also be in the activities for Saint Joseph's day.
The day of the patron of Tucupita represents an important date for the town, taking into account that it not only covers the spiritual, but also the touristic and an opportunity for the enterprising Deltanos to join these multiple festivities in Delta Amacuro.