A religious holiday, it has a great tourist attraction is the patron saint, St. Vitus, the homonymous seaside resort, which is celebrated every year on June 15, the liturgical feast of the saint.
The celebration, which is the procession of 15 evening, is at the peak after a long week of prayer and preparatory rites, in which the whole country is involved and awaits the feast with great joy. San Vito Lo Capo, which has a long maritime tradition, compact participates at the Festival with the traditional game Antenna a Mare (a beam of 10 meters above the water, which is done in the small port in the middle of the fishing boats, while young people love to challenge each other in this event, which falls in the water are not lacking.
During the days preceding the festival, as I said, the country is involved in the ceremony, as the Eucharistic celebrations, parades, bands and concerts, but the highlight of the festival is that you live in the evening when the boats in the port of San Vito Lo Capo, a definite signal, go out to sea to welcome the statue of St. Vitus, carried in a small boat.
Just arrived in the Holy beach is welcomed by the people with the sound of sirens and rocket fire. Folklore and religion as always mix, but the most important thing is the passion that San Vito, however, bring into this event, which is expresses the cultural soul of a community.
During the evening the statue of St. Vitus, covered the insignia 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 ex Golden vote 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 Trapani, dellŽericino, Valle del Belice, Partinico and Palermo and other distant parts of Sicily. The festivities ended with the traditional fireworks.
Monday June 8 and Wednesday 10 20.00 Piazza Sanctuary - Traditional games on the road (Pignateddi, tug of war, sack race)
Friday ŽJune 12 17.00 Piazza Sanctuary - Entertainment of majorettes 21.30 Piazza Sanctuary - Entertainment Fitness Palnett
Saturday, June 13 9.00 Tamburinata 15.30 Carts, scecchi, caccavetta and simenza (the streets of the country) 17.30 Piazza Marinella - Sport for Life 21.00 Historical parade in honor of St. Vito Martyr
Sunday 14 9.00 drums born 21.30 Piazza Sanctuary - Entertainment dance
Monday June 15 San Vito 8.30 Alborata 9.00 Musical tour of the band of St. Vitus 15.00 Pier breakwater - Game antenna to sea 20.00 Waterfront - Reenactment of the landing of the saints by the navy of San Vito Lo Capo
Procession with the carriers of Alcamo
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COMMENT "2015 CELEBRATIONS FOR SAINT VITO IN SAN VITO LO CAPO"
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