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    Festa di Santa Lucia 2022 - 13 December 2022

    Date: 13 December 2022

    Festa di Santa Lucia 2022 will take place on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, in Syracuse. The octave of the feast will take place on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Saint Lucia, the patron saint of Syracuse, is celebrated on two occasions. The feast in December commemorates the martyrdom of the saint, while the Feast of Saint Lucia of the Quails (Festa di Santa Lucia delle Quaglie), held on the first two consecutive Sundays in May, recalls the miracle occured in 1646, when the city passed through a serious famine. Lucia of Syracuse was a martyr who died during the time of the Roman Emperor Diocletian and his persecution of Christians. She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Orthodox churches.   CALENDAR OF EVENTS On Tuesday, December 13, around 3.30 pm, the statue of the Saint will be carried in slow procession from the Cathedral of Syracuse, located on the island of Ortygia, in Piazza Duomo, to the Church of Santa Lucia al Sepolcro, located on the mainland, about 2 kilometers away. The procession will be followed by an 18th-century carriage, with costumed characters in the 18th century style. Many people, holding candles, will make the Read more [...]

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    Festa di Santa Lucia 2022 - 20 December 2022

    Date: 20 December 2022

    Festa di Santa Lucia 2022 will take place on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, in Syracuse. The octave of the feast will take place on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Saint Lucia, the patron saint of Syracuse, is celebrated on two occasions. The feast in December commemorates the martyrdom of the saint, while the Feast of Saint Lucia of the Quails (Festa di Santa Lucia delle Quaglie), held on the first two consecutive Sundays in May, recalls the miracle occured in 1646, when the city passed through a serious famine. Lucia of Syracuse was a martyr who died during the time of the Roman Emperor Diocletian and his persecution of Christians. She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Orthodox churches.   CALENDAR OF EVENTS On Tuesday, December 13, around 3.30 pm, the statue of the Saint will be carried in slow procession from the Cathedral of Syracuse, located on the island of Ortygia, in Piazza Duomo, to the Church of Santa Lucia al Sepolcro, located on the mainland, about 2 kilometers away. The procession will be followed by an 18th-century carriage, with costumed characters in the 18th century style. Many people, holding candles, will make the Read more [...]

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    Festa di Santa Lucia delle Quaglie 2023 - 7 May 2023

    Date: 7 May 2023

    Festa di Santa Lucia delle Quaglie 2023, also known as the Patronage of Saint Lucia, will take place on Sunday, May 7, in Syracuse. The octave of the feast will take place on the next Sunday, May 14. Saint Lucia, the patron saint of Syracuse, is celebrated twice a year. The Feast of Saint Lucia of the Quails recalls the miracle occured in 1646, while the feast held in December commemorates the martyrdom of the Saint. Lucia of Syracuse was a martyr who died during the rule of the Roman Emperor Diocletian and his persecution of Christians. She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Orthodox churches.   SHORT HISTORY The May celebration recalls the miracle occured in 1646, when the city passed through a serious famine, and ships loaded with grain arrived in the harbour at the right moment, saving the city from calamity. According to legend, a quail, symbol of the Holy Spirit, flew inside the Cathedral to announce the miracle.   CALENDAR OF EVENTS On May 7, around 9.30 am, a historical parade with people in period costumes will start from the Santa Lucia Quay (Sbarcadero Santa Lucia), located in the Borgata Read more [...]

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    Festa di Santa Lucia delle Quaglie 2023 - 14 May 2023

    Date: 14 May 2023

    Festa di Santa Lucia delle Quaglie 2023, also known as the Patronage of Saint Lucia, will take place on Sunday, May 7, in Syracuse. The octave of the feast will take place on the next Sunday, May 14. Saint Lucia, the patron saint of Syracuse, is celebrated twice a year. The Feast of Saint Lucia of the Quails recalls the miracle occured in 1646, while the feast held in December commemorates the martyrdom of the Saint. Lucia of Syracuse was a martyr who died during the rule of the Roman Emperor Diocletian and his persecution of Christians. She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Orthodox churches.   SHORT HISTORY The May celebration recalls the miracle occured in 1646, when the city passed through a serious famine, and ships loaded with grain arrived in the harbour at the right moment, saving the city from calamity. According to legend, a quail, symbol of the Holy Spirit, flew inside the Cathedral to announce the miracle.   CALENDAR OF EVENTS On May 7, around 9.30 am, a historical parade with people in period costumes will start from the Santa Lucia Quay (Sbarcadero Santa Lucia), located in the Borgata Read more [...]