“Our Lady of the Rocks (Montenegrin, Croatian, Serbian: Gospa od Škrpjela, Cyrillic: Госпа од Шкрпјела) is one of the two islets off the coast of Perastin Bay of Kotor, Montenegro (the other being Sveti Đorđe Island). It is an artificial island created by bulwark of rocks and by sinking old and seized ships loaded with rocks. The Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rocks (Italian: Chiesa della Madonna dello Scarpello) is the only building on the islet.
According to legend, the islet was made over the centuries by the seamen who kept an ancient oath after finding the icon of Madonna and Child on the rock in the sea on July 22, 1452. Upon returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the Bay. Over time, the islet gradually emerged from the sea. The custom of throwing rocks into the sea is alive even nowadays. Every year on the sunset of July 22, an event called fašinada, when local residents take their boats and throw rocks into the sea, widening the surface of the island, takes place” (Fuente del texto y más información en Perast Our Lady of the Rocks [en línea : enciclopedia] Wikipedia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospa_od_%C5%A0krpjela> [consultado el 09/01/2011])
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