la virgen del valle
virgin of the valley
|virgen del valle|
patroness of margarita island
|venerated in||catholic church (latin church)|
|major shrine||basilica of our lady of el valle|
|attributes||blessed virgin mary|
holiday celebrated in the virgin of the valley day (el valle
, nueva esparta
the virgin of the valley (spanish:virgen del valle or nuestra señora del valle) is a roman catholic title of the blessed virgin mary venerated in margarita island, venezuela and catamarca, argentina.
in venezuela, the virgin is the patroness of eastern venezuela, and her feast day is held on 8 september in her sanctuary in margarita valley near porlamar.
pope leo xiii granted a canonical coronation towards the argentinian image on 12 april 1891 while pope pius x crowned the venezuelan image on 8 september 1911.