Annual Italy Events
- Holy Week of Cagliari
- 06 Apr
Parade of Dead Christ, which is very evocative and takes place the Holy Friday in late afternoon. It is one of the most important rites of the Holy Week of Cagliari. The night parade, by candlelight, has a Spanish origin (and Catholic too). It starts from Saint John the Baptist Church and, through the picturesque districts of Villanova and Castello, snakes it's way to the Cathedral. It is organized by the old Solitude Brotherhood who incorparate original, old costumes and massed choirs, which belong to a rich, orally handed down tradition. The rite of S'Iscravamentu (the Sacrament) takes place in the little church of the Holy Crucified. It represents the Deposition from the Crown of Christ, which is carried in the parade. At Easter three ceremonies of the S'Incontru (the meeting) take place in the neighborhood districts of Stampace, Villanova and Marina. S'Incontru represents the meeting between the Risen Christ and the Virgin Mary with two parades, one mainly followed by men, the other by women. They both follow the respective statues of Christ and of the Virgin Mary, in parade, and each follows a completely different route from the other. At the end, they meet amid music and dancing. www.sardegnagrandieventi.it
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Annual Events in Italy
In this section we are compiling a list of Italy events which occur more or less on the same day on an annual basis.
They have been grouped by theme and behind each link is a description of the event, its location, as well as external links to help you plan further.
You can also find an event from the calendar below.
NB Over the course of 2013 we are transferring the events featured here into the main regional guide pages of Delicious Italy.
This Events section will then be unpublished.