Capistrano Swallow Bell - San Juan Capistrano10-04007
A brass swallow mounted to the top of a 2"x2" bell. The bell reads "Mission San Juan Capistrano" on the base and "1776" on the body indicating the founding date of Mission San Juan Capistrano.
The swallow is a symbol of the miracle of the Swallows of Capistrano which takes place each year on March 19 (St. Joseph’s Day) at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Swallows migrate 6,000 miles from Goya, Argentina to San Juan Capistrano in large groups. The town of San Juan Capistrano welcomes visitors from all parts of the world to witness the return of the swallows, a tradition that has been celebrated since the early 1930s.
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