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Festa dei Ceri in Gubbio

15 May 2019
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15 May 2019
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About Festa dei Ceri in Gubbio

The fifteenth May of every year is a date stamped red on the schedule of the "eugubini", the occupants of Gubbio. It is infact the day of the "Festa dei Ceri", a standout amongst the most energizing occasion of Umbria and presumably of Italy. All the city of Gubbio will partake to this devour, youthful and old will be accumulated in the principle square, and they will dress the shades of their "ceraioli": yellow for the Saint Ubaldo's flame, blue for Saint Giorgio's light and dark for Saint Antonio's candle. The roads of the city will be additionally loaded with banners and flags with the images of the holy people. The in all probability speculation, and favored by eugubini themselves, is because of the figure of Ubaldo Badassini, Bishop of Gubbio in the twelfth century, and today Patron Saint of the city, Saint Ubaldo.

Cherished by the general population, he passed on sixteenth May 1160 and all residents for the event made a journey with lit up candles. Since that year, the parade "del transito" has been sorted out each year on the night of the eve of his demise, on fifteenth May, with the offering of votive candles from "Expressions and Crafts" Guilds. As we read in Statum Eugubii of 1338, individuals from the organizations of the most extravagant expressions, Muratori Bricklayers, Merciai Milliner's shops, Vetturini Drivers, "they ran iubilantes et gaudentes with Three Cereos Magnos of wood, secured with wax".

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