Folk feasts

Every year, on a regular basis, Ischia renews its ancient traditions and celebrations. Catholic holidays and farm and sea celebrations and alternate, cold winter to hot summer. The ancient Catholic traditions have altered the face of the island of Ischia, giving its artistic and cultural heritage over seventy churches with saints, revered for thousands of years by districts Ischia. St. Anne, St. Vitus, St. John Joseph, Santa Restituta, are just some of the Saints that the districts, and on special occasions the entire island, dedicate festivities that last for an average of three to five days. Sant’Anna, San Vito, San Giovan Giuseppe, Santa Restituta, are some of the Saints where the roads on the occasion of the feasts dedicate solemn celebrations that last less or more from three to five days.

Especially noteworthy are the religious rituals, the decorations of churches and streets, the air of celebration and the special joy that is expressed by all participants, as if to recall the old value that was given to those feast days and not single representation ritual event. The fireworks are a real treat for the fans of the genre, real races are held every year for the award of the title of theparty with the most beautiful of the fires, digging up part of the rivalry that has always existed between the various municipalities and districts of the country. The ancient traditions of the island of Ischia are also strongly represented in the major holidays of the year, Holy Easter and Christmas. There are many events of historical cultural and religious represented in the six municipalities on the island of Ischia, such as “"The Fish Market on Christmas Eve"”, “Angel Run” and “The Via Crucis” at Easter.

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  • Surface: 46 Kmq
  • Hight: 789 mt
  • Lat.: 40° 44',82 N
  • Long.: 13° 56',58 E
  • Periplus: 18 miglia
  • Coasts: 51.2 Km
  • Cities: 6
  • Inhabitants: 58.029

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