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    Explosion of the Cart 2024

    Date: 31 March 2024

    The Explosion of the Cart 2024 (Scoppio del Carro 2024) will take place on March 31, 2024, in Piazza del Duomo, in Florence.   WHAT IS THE DATE FOR THE EXPLOSION OF THE CART 2024? As usual, the Explosion of the Cart 2024 will take place on Easter Sunday. In 2024, the Easter Sunday will fall on March 31.   WHAT IS THE LOCATION FOR THE EXPLOSION OF THE CART 2024? The location for the Explosion of the Cart 2024 is the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, located in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, in Florence.   SHORT HISTORY OF THE EXPLOSION OF THE CART The custom dates back to 1099, when the First Crusade was launched to free the city of Jerusalem. According to legend, Pazzino from the Pazzi family, a soldier from Florence, climbed first the walls of the Holy City, where he placed a Christian flag. For this act of valor, one of the leaders of the First Crusade, Godfrey of Bouillon, gave him three small pieces from the Holy Sepulcher. On Saturday, after the liberation of Jerusalem, the crusaders gathered in the Church of the Resurrection and, in devout prayer, gave everyone the Read more [...]

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    Festa del Redentore 2024

    Date: 19 July 2024 - 21 July 2024

    Festa del Redentore 2024 (Feast of the Redeemer 2024), one of the most important events in the Venetian calendar, will take place between Friday, 19, and Sunday, 21, 2024, in Venice. The feast is also known as the Most Famous Feast (Festa Famosissima).   FESTA DEL REDENTORE 2024 – THE DATES Since 1577, when the city of Venice was liberated from a terrible plague, the Feast of the Redeemer is celebrated every year in the third weekend of July. In 2024, the third weekend of July will fall between 19 and 21 of July.   FEAST OF THE REDEEMER 2024 – THE LOCATION On the occasion of the Feast of the Redeemer 2024, a votive bridge will be built between Fondamenta delle Zattere, in front of the Church of Spirito Santo, and the Giudecca island, in front of the Church of the Redeemer. During the event, thousands of people will cross the bridge on pilgrimage to the beautiful church of Andrea Palladio. Saturday evening, an impressive fireworks display will take place in the Saint Mark’s Basin.   FESTA DEL REDENTORE – SHORT HISTORY Between 1575 and 1577, a merciless plague killed about one-third of Venice’s population. The epidemic spread rapidly Read more [...]