|The Founding of St. Augustine Celebration
| Date: 9/7 - 9/07
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The 448 th anniversary of the founding of the city of St. Augustine will be commemorated on Saturday, September 7, 2013, in St. Augustine, Florida. This heritage Event is hosted by Mission Nombre de Dios and Florida Living History, Inc.
This heritage event will feature:
- The historical re-enactment of admiral Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles' landing in 1565 by Florida Living History Inc.;
- A Mass of Thanksgiving, celebrated by Bishop Felipe J. Estevez, Bishop of St. Augustine;
- A Grand Procession following the Mass of Thanksgiving;
- a performance of a scene from Lope de Vega's El Nuevo Munro descubierto port Cristobal Colon (The New World Discovered By Christopher Colombus), by Florida Living History Inc.'s Theater with a Mission group, will follow the Mass and Procession; this presentation is funded by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council through the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The anniversary commemoration will begin at 10am and will end, approximately, at noon; admission is free of charge to the public. Additional activities will take place next door at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park (www.fountainofyouthflorida.com), following Theatre with a Mission's performance.
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