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Matera (Basilicata): Feast of Madonna della Bruna

July 2, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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An event every year that begins at 6:00 am on day 2 of July, repeating indefinitely

Free

On July 2nd, the intriguing town of Matera, where cave dwellings (sassi) give off an ancient air, hosts the feast of the Madonna della Bruna in homage to the city’s patron saint. The feast is centuries old, and commences at dawn with a shepherds procession to awaken the ancient quarters of town. A statue of the Holy Mother, the Madonna della Bruna, is carried through the streets and in accordance with ancient tradition onlookers attack the figure, destroying it in a grand finale complete with fireworks above the sassi, an UNESCO World Heritage site. The statue is rebuilt each year.

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Details

Date:
July 2, 2018
Time:
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
www.festadellabruna.it

Venue

Unnamed Venue
Matera, Italy + Google Map

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