The footprints of the road. Cult and devotion to our Lady of Rocio in American Lands, immaterial culture of Andalusia
One of the most important Marian cults in Spain is that of El Rocío, in whose hermitage thousands of faithful congregate every year from many diff erent places. Its devotional roots in other countries are fundamentally linked to groups of Andalusian immigrants, although this is not the only way of penetrating them. In their celebration, they generally reproduce on a small scale and overcoming geographical distances, the basic elements of the Almonte pilgrimage, deepening in cultural and social aspects, beyond the religious ones, which sink their roots in the rich Andalusian immaterial heritage. In this article we will analyze the traces of their devotion in countries such as Argentina, the United States, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru, among others.