All DO in Florence

On January 6, on the occasion of the Epiphany, takes place in Florence the Cavalcade of the Magi (Cavalcata dei Magi), a religious tradition that recreates the pilgrimage of the three Wise Men for the birth of Jesus.

Then, on February 17, is held the Match of the Siege (Partita dell’Assedio), the most important match in the Calcio Storico Fiorentino calendar of events. The Explosion of the Cart (Scoppio del Caro) takes place every year on Easter Sunday, and on September 7, on the eve of the Nativity of Mary, is held the Festival of the Paper Lanterns (Festa della Rificolona), an event from the Florentine popular folklore.

Of the music festivals which take place every year in Florence, we can mention the Firenze Rocks Festival, held usually during the month of June, and the Decibel Open Air Festival, an electronic music festival held in September.

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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 [...]