San Francesco di Paola

Forio from 01/05 to 05/05
About fifteen years ago the celebrations in honor of St. Francesco took place a fortnight after Easter, but often had to be postponed due to bad weather, so here is the decision to celebrate the first Sunday of May. On Thursday evening Mass is celebrated with a preacher come from outside, for the three days of preparation. On Friday, after Mass, the committee organizes a party for the children with the participation of animation. On Saturday afternoon a band passes through the streets of the district, from Via F. Calise continuing toward the viewpoint of Gancia and then arrive in the courtyard of the church. At Mass terminated begins their concert.
On Sunday Masses were celebrated for most of the day, in the afternoon after the celebration of Mass brings the relic of the saint in a procession to the beach where you honors lives lost in the sea placing a wreath at sea and returns to behind. For the detention of the faithful, a band gives a concert at the end of the fireworks show begins.
The statue of the saint is carried in procession only on a few occasions, the next time will be in 2007 will be carried in procession on the occasion of 500 years of his death.

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