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    Festa della Salute 2023

    Date: 21 November 2023

    Festa della Salute 2023 will take place on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, in the beautiful city of Venice. Festa della Madonna della Salute, commonly known as Festa della Salute, is a religious feast which takes place every year on November 21 – the day of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in many places in the Veneto region, but also in Trieste and the area of Istria and Dalmatia, in Croatia. The feast, dedicated in particular to locals and less known by tourists, has a strong religious character. The celebration takes the form of a pilgrimage which starts from the San Marco sestiere (district), from the Church of Santa Maria del Giglio, and ends in the sestiere of Dorsoduro, in front of the Church of Santa Maria della Salute, crossing the Grand Canal on a votive bridge specially built for this occasion. Festa della Madonna della Salute, in its current form, brings joy first to children, the neighborhood of the Church of Santa Maria della Salute being crowded with stalls, where toys, sweets and balloons are sold.   SHORT HISTORY OF FESTA DELLA SALUTE Festa della Madonna della Salute, like many local holidays, commemorates a painful moment in the Read more [...]