January: The ''Rassegna delle Pasquarelle''
- It celebrates the antique tradition to
announce Epiphany with well-wishing songs and tunes. Throughout the event
groups of ''pasquarellari
'' meet with their instruments on the
squares of Cascia
to intone their own ''pasquarella
The whole Valnerina
is represented as well as many other zones
of Umbria and the neighbouring regions.
June: The Festival of the Roses and Rites
- It is celebrated at Roccaporena
the birthplace of Santa Rita
. The celebrations begin with opportunities
for prayer and composure, followed by a Way of the Cross that goes along the
streets of the old town centre of the little village.
The following day the festival continues with the blessing of the roses
the flower sacred for Santa Rita, followed by a nice tradition, that is to give
a certification of participation to all women called ''Rita
June: The Literary Prize Santa Rita
- This important literary prize is assigned
to those women who have succeeded in putting the values of peace, love and
charity, represented by the figure, the story and the life of Santa Rita
the form of the written word.
October: The exhibition market of the saffron
- The exhibition market of the saffron Mostra
Mercato dello Zafferano
is promoted by the association Associazione
dello Zafferano di Cascia - Zafferano Purissimo dell'Umbria
, where the
flavours, colours and scents of this costly spice are praised. The large
attendance and the many stalls ensure a remarkable publicity to the event where
one can taste and buy the pure saffron from Cascia Zafferano Purissimo di
, one of the region's and the nation's best agroindustrial products.
In addition to the saffron the local and typical products of the territory are
exposed, like the truffles, the boletus edulis
(King Bolete or
Cep), cheese, salami and cold pork meats, and any other kind of food, but
always genuine and of high quality.
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