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Lady of Graces Feast – Roccella Jonica

Sunday, July 7th, 2024. Religious feast, procession, fireworks show.

Our Lady of Graces Feast - Roccella Jonica Calabria Italy
07 Jul 2024 Calabria -Roccella Jonica (Reggio Calabria)  Folklore-Traditions | Religious celebrations

On Sunday, July 7th, 2024, Roccella Jonica in the province of Reggio Calabria – celebrates Our Lady of Graces’ Feast, as it happens every year on the first Sunday of July.

At the Lady of Graces Feast, the statue of the Virgin Mary is carried by the sailors through the village streets and finally, at the sea, where it is followed with devotion by many boats creating a long procession on the sea for more than an hour and a half along the coast.

After the disembarkation, the procession continues through the village. The statue is brought by the Association of Sailors, which walk barefoot and wear a blue shirt with the image of the Virgin Mary.

In the evening the statue of the Virgin Mary is carried back to the church

The feast ends with a fireworks show at the Sea and a feast at the boardwalk in Roccella Jonica, which continues until late at night with music.

For the program please visit the Facebook page of Santuario Maria Santissima delle Grazie>>>


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