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Nuoro (Sardinia): The Feast of the Redeemer
August 29, 2017
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 29 of August, repeating indefinitely
Since August 29th, 1901, when Pope Leo XIII erected a bronze, 23 ft. tall statue of Christ the Redeemer on Monte Ortobene in honor of the Jubilee Year, locals and visitors have participated in celebratory procession to the statue from Nuoro’s Cathedral. At Dawn, the faithful participants of the march congregate in the square outside the cathedral. They sing songs as they follow a cart decorated with ears of wheat and oleanders all the way to the statue. Once the parade reaches the statue, a mass is sung. After mass the procession quietly returns to the town before another colorful parade with masks and traditional costumes takes place. The parade ends with a folklore festival inside the amphitheater.
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