La Festa dei Ceri (Feast of the Candles)

La Festa dei Ceri (Feast of the Candles)

This feast is among the oldest, if not absolutely the most remote, Italian folkloric events.

Every May 15, on the eve of mourning, the devotional offering to the Patron Saint is a regular event for the people of Gubbio who participate in a mystic procession, in a great “Luminaria”, a sea of large wax candles, along the streets of the city up to Monte Ingino (where the body of St. Ubaldo has been resting in the homonymous Basilica since 11 September 1194).


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