Thousands of devotees of the Gauchito Gil They are already in the city of Mercedes Corrientes, which today will be accompanied by a crowd that will participate in the activities in his honor, 141 years after his death. The sanctuary, created next to the tree where the "miraculous" gaucho was killed, is the epicenter of the concentration of pilgrims arriving from all over the country and also from Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile, among others.
In this regard, the vice president of Mercedes, Diego Caram, announced that "all accommodation locations have already been occupied and there is no more place" "Even the camp that has more than six hectares is saturated," he added. Although it is estimated that by the rains the number of participants will not reach 300,000 of the previous years, all activities will have a large number of people.
Among others, they will inaugurate a great monument of more than nine meters in homage to Gauchito Gil. Hundreds of knights will also participate, transferring the original Cross from the Interpretation Center to the Church and the sanctuary.