Hence, l went online to search for the origin and significance of this feast, and lo and behold, Wikipedia had a short summary! For those of you who are curious to know straight from the horse's mouth about the history and significance of this feast, here is the link:
Santa Clotilde had it's own celebration and procession of this feast on October 31st. on a sunny, blazing hot, humid afternoon. The procession of between 100 to 150 people led by Franciscan Bro. Adrian, with a marching band, started in the district called 28th of July, then wound through the main street in town, up the hill to the hospital, back down to the main street and ended in the Catholic church.
Different groups took turns to carry the venerated image along the way, e.g., hospital staff had their turn when the procession was at the hospital. Then the hospital CEO, Gabriela Filonowicz, a Polish missionary, led the prayers and hymns of thanksgiving and intercession, for all the graces and blessings received, for God's guidance, protection and continued blessings of good health, happiness and peace for all who serve at and come to the hospital.
The strong and lively faith of the people of God was made manifest in Santa Clotilde in this Afro-Peruvian tradition dating back to the 17th century.