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Acapulco’s Bay Celebrates Birthday

By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 14 December, 2010

(Acapulco, AN 14 December) Four Hundred Eighty-seven years ago yesterday, the first Spanish sailors entered the natural harbor of Acapulco, baptizing the beauteous location “the Bay of Santa Lucia.” This was on the day of Santa Lucia, 13 December, in the year 1523. The archbishop of Acapulco celebrated a special mass in honor of the bay and of its patron. Afterwards, the interim mayor, José Luiz Ávila Sánchez, addressed those attending the event in the Cathedral on the Zócalo, expressing gratitude for the natural treasure of Acapulco’s bay, a treasure than sustains the lives of so many hundreds of thousands of people. The mayor made an appeal to all citizens to care for the bay, particularly to preserve it clean and uncontaminated.

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