Activities and Events in Assisi

Lavender festival in bloom

At the time of flowering of the lavender field are all invited to a Lavandeto walk and guided tour of Assisi, lavender purple, white, pink and blue between the scents of herbs.

Calendimaggio

From 29 April to 1 May, this festival is held in very remote origin, which celebrates the full return of spring, rebirth and the awakening of nature of fertility. The name derives from the ancient Roman May Day, which celebrated the festival on the first day of the month of May. From 1954 onwards the party is the commemoration of the historic clash between two rival factions of Part of Above and Below Part of the afternoon of 29 is symbolic delivery Key to the city marshal of the field with the performance of music and shows ancient character. The next day, in the town square, is play medieval games and held the election of Our Lady of Spring.
The May 1 race is held between the two parties, which consists of a comparison of chants and medieval music. The festival ends with a big parade in the light torches and the proclamation of victory.

Cavalcata di Satriano

The first weekend of September, there is the evocation of the last return St. Francis of Assisi, just before his death at the Porziuncola.

Celebrations for Holy Week

The Holy Thursday in the Cathedral of St. Rufino, to hold the Ceremony Deposition. Good Friday in the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, are celebrated the "three hours of agony," and in the evening, in the light of torches held the Procession of the Dead Christ.

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