Our Lady of Graces Feast – Roccella Jonica
23 June-4 July 2022. Religious feasts, procession and fireworks show along the sea.
Our Lady of Graces Feast is celebrated every year on the first Sunday in July, this year the feast will take place from June 23rd to July 4th 2022 in Roccella Jonica.
The statue of the Virgin Mary is carried by the sailors of Roccella through the village streets and finally, at the sea, where it is followed with devotion by many boats. Indeed, this is one of the many processions by the sea in Calabria.
A very long wake of boats follows the flagship boat of Virgin Mary for more than an hour and a half along the coast. After the disembarkation, the parade walks through the village and returns at the church by night. The statue is brought by the sailor association; the bearers wear a blue shirt with the effigy of Virgin Mary and walk barefoot.
The procession ends with a fireworks show at the Ionian Sea and with a civil celebration at the boardwalk in Roccella Jonica, that is protracted until late night with many important music events.
For the 2022 program please visit the Facebook page of Santuario Maria Santissima delle Grazie>>>
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