Decorated sign, with fabric and balloons like those on the cathedral facade

Decorated sign, with fabric and balloons like those on the cathedral facade

Photos: Festividad San Nicolas

Catedral de San Nicolás de Bari

San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina

Patronal Festival

The cathedral is filled t overflowing with children from the catechism classes for the Festival of Saint Nicholas of Bari. The cathedral exterior is festooned with fabric swags and green and gold balloons. The scene before the altar has symbols for St. Nicholas along with a panorama of the Translation of St. Nicholas' Relics. The priest himself dresses as San Nicolá and talks with the children. Many children are dressed as saints.
Decorated sign, with fabric and balloons like those on the cathedral facade
St. Nicholas scene in front of the altar
Translation of the Relics portrayed
"Saint Nicol&$225;s" with children
A few of the costumed children
Hundreds of children fill the cathedral