Feast of Santa Candida in Ventotene
In September 20th, Ventotene celebrates its patron saint Santa Candida
In September 20th the island of Ventotene celebrates Saint Candida, the patron saint of the town.
The day before, on Tuesday September 19th, the paper air balloons race take place: several schools of the island compete with their own creations of different shapes, decorations and sizes.
On Wednesday, the day of the feast, the statue of Saint Candida is carried in the procession through the streets of the island. At the harbor, fireworks and the colorful paper air balloons liven up the night.
Ventotene is an island part of Lazio region.
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(photo taken from the website of Ventotene Municipality)