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Gubbio (Umbria): Corso dei Ceri (Running of the Candles)

May 15

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of May, repeating indefinitely

Free

One of Italy’s oldest and weirdest traditions, Corso dei Ceri, or “Running of the Candles,” takes place once a year on May 15th in the picturesque Umbrian town of Gubbio. Three “candles” (actually 30 foot-high wooden pillars) crowned with statues of saints are paraded around the town by “ceraiuoli” and then run up the streets of Gubbio to the Basilica of Saint Ubaldo which overlooks the town. Must see to believe!

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Details

Date:
May 15
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
www.ceri.it

Venue

Unnamed Venue
Gubbio, Italy + Google Map

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