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Festa Del Mare

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Italy - Levanto

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From: 2014.07.24 To: 2014.07.25

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San Giacomo is the protector saint of the seafaring community, and the Festival of the Sea is in honor of his Saint day on the 25th July of every year. Initially the exhibition had a purely religious character, but soon it was integrated with the medieval birth of the Municipality of Levanto in 1230. The most spectacular parts of the festival take place on 24th and 25th July (day of San Giacomo), with historical processions, medieval tournaments, and the procession of the crucifixes and statue of the Saint. At nightfall the gulf sea is illuminated with ten thousand large candles with fireworks exploding overhead signaling the official end to the event. On the 25th, the day of the saint, a traditional fair is also held along the town streets.

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