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Naples: Feast of San Gennaro
September 19, 2017
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 19 of September, repeating indefinitely
The protector and patron saint of Naples, San Gennaro is celebrated zealously throughout Italy, but particularly so in bella Napoli. As the massive statue of the saint is carried throughout the city, Napoletani sing, pray, and cry to the saint. The festival officially ends with the miraculous liquefaction of the blood of San Gennaro in the Duomo di Napoli, which often, although not always, falls on the same day as the procession.
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