Feast of the patron saint of San Vito lo Capo
Feast of the patron saint of San Vito lo Capo
Feast of the patron saint of San Vito lo Capo

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FEAST OF THE PATRON SAINT OF SAN VITO LO CAPO


Feast of the patron saint of San Vito lo Capo

 

Written by Luca Sciacchitano -

From: 15/06/2016 - To: 15/06/2016
Place: san vito lo capo

 

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The famous tourist resort of San Vito Lo Capo also between events on the bill for the 2016 summer the religious feast of its patron saint, which is precisely that of San Vito martyr, from which it takes its name.

This festival, which has a large tourist attraction, is celebrated on June 15 and is a celebration for the entire category of fishermen, who leave all the boats in the marina, because they do not want to miss the evening procession, which is at the peak after a long week prayer and preparatory rites.

The community that has a long seafaring tradition, compact participates at the Festival with the traditional game Antenna a Mare, which is performed with a beam of 10 meters above the water in the harbor in the middle of the fishing boats, while young people like to challenge each them in this specialty, which falls in the water are not lacking.

During the days preceding the festival, as mentioned above, the country is involved in so many Eucharistic celebrations and concerts in the square with the parades of marching bands, but the most important moment is what you live at sunset when the boats to a signal precise, they go out to sea to welcome the statue of the saint, carried in a small boat.

Just arrived at the beach, the saint is welcomed by the people with the sound of sirens and rocket fire. As always folklore and religion are interwoven to fuel a passion in which San Vito express their cultural identity.

Also the statue of St. Vitus, coated insignias as the crown, which is the reward of God, the palm, symbolizing the victory of martyrdom, the cross, which is the power of faith and finally the mantle covered with votive d ´gold of the faithful, is carried on the shoulders of the bearers of Alcamo devotees of the saint.

San Vito is not only worshiped in the locality, but is loved by all the countries of the Gulf of Castellammare, the countries of the Trapani, dell´ericino, Valle del Belice, Partinico and Palermo and other remote areas of Sicily.

The festivities will close with the traditional fireworks.

 

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