Feast of Santa Candida in Ventotene
September 19-20, Ventotene celebrates its patron saint: Santa Candida
From September 19th to 20th the island of Ventotene celebrates Saint Candida (Santa Candida), patron saint of the village.
The program of the feast includes:
September 19th – it is the day of the traditional, colorful and extremely popular competition of paper air balloons with various schools of the island that compete with their own creations of different shapes, decorations and sizes.
On the 20th the statue of Santa Candida is carried in procession through the streets of Ventotene. The arrival of the saint is at the port, where it is welcomed by fireworks.
Ventotene is an island part of Lazio region.
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(photo taken from the website of Ventotene Municipality)