All Religious Feasts in Florence

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    Scoppio del Carro 2022

    Date: 17 April 2022

    Scoppio del Carro 2022 (Explosion of the Cart) will take place on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Piazza del Duomo, in Florence.   SHORT HISTORY The ceremony dates back to the times of the First Crusade, called to free the city of the Jerusalem in 1099. According to legend, it was the Florentine Pazzino from the Pazzi family who first climbed the walls of the Holy City, where he placed the Christian flag. For this act of valor, Godfrey of Bouillon, one of the leaders of the First Crusade, donated three small pieces from the Holy Sepulcher to him. Returning to Florence, Pazzino was celebrated and welcomed with solemn honors. It seems that, after the liberation of Jerusalem, on Saturday, the crusaders gathered in the Church of the Resurrection and, in devout prayer, gave everyone the blessed fire as a symbol of purification. After the return of Pazzino to Florence, every Saturday, the young Florentine people used to go to the cathedral, lit a small torch and carried the purifying flame through the city. The fire was lit with the sparks made by the fragments of the Holy Sepulcher. In time, the carrying of the holy fire was made Read more [...]