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Italy Festivals and Events

Holy Year

St.Peter's Basilica, 24 Dec 1999 Jan 2001
Catholics gain special indulgences by visiting Rome and performing certain acts of devotion, during the date. Alo a special mass will be led by the Pope. During the Great Jubilee, the pope will open the holy door of St. Peter's Basilica, which has been bricked over since 1975, the last Holy Year. Improvements in Rome's facilities and services are being made to accommodate an estimated 18 million visitors during the year 2000.

Plowing Festival
Italy, last Saturday in August
The re-enactment of a 17th-century custom, culminating with a race to plow the most perfect furrow.

Daffodil Festival
Italy, last Sunday in May
The folklore dances, and a parade of flowery floats is presented to celebrate the arrival of spring.

Farchie Festival
Italy, January 16
Giant torches illuminate this festival for St. Anthony

Saints Peter and Paul Day
St. Peter's Basilica, 29 Jun, 1999
On this public holiday, solemn masses are said at St. Peter's Basilica, and all over Italy.


Acknowledgements: ASIATRAVELMART.COM

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