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A morning view of the Fatima's Basilica, after rainy night. A night procession and a general view posted on the 2 Ws's.
Clic here to see 1st night post .

Two important annual dates has the pilgrimage town of Fatima : May 13th and Oct. 13th. A week ahead of those dates, there are numerous religious events like day and night Masses and processions.
We arrived on Friday night to town and there was a ceremony in 6 langugaes ( as there were 6 delegations from 6 countries) and a procession than after.
The name of the town comes from the Arabic name Fatima, a Moorish woman who captured by Christian forces during the Reconquista, was converted to Catholicism, and baptised before marrying a local Count .
The basilica built to commemorate an events in 1917 when 3 peasant children claimed to have seen the "Virgin of the Rosary". The children experienced the purported Marian apparitions in place where the sight is.

The fascinating story of Fatima: Read the web page attached .

Location on map: 39.6312, -8.673

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