Lay feast where comes in the ancient
impulse to celebrate of the people, with which traditionally is welcomed the
beginning of spring, when life and nature begin to flourish again. It is the
medieval recalling of the challenge between the two parts in which Assisi is
divided, the upper Nobilissima Parte de Sopra and the lower Magnifica Parte de
Sotto. The performances last three days, during which take place ceremonies
like the Consegna delle Chiavi (the delivery of the keys), that is the symbolic
and temporary handing over from the Mayor to the Maestro de Campo, the election
of Madonna Spring, the realistic evocation of Medieval Scenes, the reading of
the Notice of the Challenge, the performance of the Day Procession and the
Evening Procession, the Singing Challenge, to come to the Verdict. For three
days Assisi turns into a festive, colourful and attracting medieval village,
where the past is lived joyfully as the most present day.
Other events in the town of Assisi
June: Infiorate in Assisi
- In the fraction Petrignano
and in front of the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli
the Corpus Christi Day
designed delicate and fragrant flower decorations.
July: Cambio Festival 2006
- At Palazzo di Assisi
success of the Festival Musicale
and its medieval frame has
become firmly established, an event that plays an important role in the
creative act of the artists that participate at what appears to be a research
with an exactly defined aim: the total integration of arts and the ideal
conditions for its enjoyment.
August: Feast of St Clare
- Medieval commemoration of the patron
saint of television
, Santa Clare
which take place several historical and religious feasts and performances.
August: Palio San Rufino
- It takes place at the end of August and
consists in a crossbow shooting competition, in which the representatives of
the quarters San Rufino
, Dive Marie
compete for the precious Palio
title of the best crossbowman. In the days of the Palio, the games are
accompanied by exhibitions, banquettes and every kind of Renaissance
September: Assisi Festival
- International Peace Festival
, during which take place exhibitions, workshops, conferences and
October: Feast of St Francis
- Celebrations in honour of St
, Patron saint of Italy
, with liturgical ceremonies
and popular feasts with singing and dancing.
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