The sweety fair is the name of a religious holiday home which takes place every year for three days, from 17 to 19 November in the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo and spreads to other parts of Zulia State. In this celebration commemorates the miracle of the Virgin of Chiquinquirá, who is the patron of Zulia State and whose celebration is observed by the Holy Catholic Church every November 18.
Tradition relates that, on the shores of Lake Maracaibo appeared a board he found an old woman who took her home. Trancurridos few days, November 18, 1709, the old woman heard several knocks on the wall of his house on which was hung a small table. At first ignored these blows, but as they were increasingly insistent, decided to approach the place from whence came the shock and realized that on the surface of the tablet had appeared the image of the Virgin of Chiquinquirá and she sprang from bright light. Given this phenomenon, the old woman went out and started shouting: "Miracle, miracle '.
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The woman told the story to the locals, this title began to worship the Virgin. Later, they decided to build the monument to the Virgin in the exact spot where stood the house of this woman, located opposite the Basilica of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá.
Then he began to be celebrated annually appearance, and the party took the name of La Chinita Fair, along which are often running in the exterior of the Basilica of bagpipes Zulia, a musical genre native of Zulia whose letters generally expressed devotion and pays homage to the Virgin. In the early sixties of the twentieth century, the Fair has grown from a traditional festival to become a national holiday, and began to acquire an international reputation.