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Spain: Animals blessed on patron saint of pets celebration day02:12

Spain: Animals blessed on patron saint of pets celebration day

Spain, Madrid
January 17, 2018 at 17:53 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of animals were blessed in San Anton church in Madrid on Wednesday, on the day of celebration for Saint Anthony the Abbot, patron Saint of domestic animals. People started queuing with their pets early in the morning. Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, turtles and mice are just some of the animals that received their blessings.The ritual was celebrated to the rhythm of a folkloric music band.Saint Anthony the Abbot, also known as Anthony the Great, is considered the first of the abbots and is also the patron saint of the livestock, the farmer and skin diseases amongst others. His feast day is celebrated on January 17th according to the Orthodox and Catholic churches and on Tobi 11 in the Egyptian calendar.

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Thousands of animals were blessed in San Anton church in Madrid on Wednesday, on the day of celebration for Saint Anthony the Abbot, patron Saint of domestic animals. People started queuing with their pets early in the morning. Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, turtles and mice are just some of the animals that received their blessings.The ritual was celebrated to the rhythm of a folkloric music band.Saint Anthony the Abbot, also known as Anthony the Great, is considered the first of the abbots and is also the patron saint of the livestock, the farmer and skin diseases amongst others. His feast day is celebrated on January 17th according to the Orthodox and Catholic churches and on Tobi 11 in the Egyptian calendar.

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