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Feast of Covo – Osimo

first Sunday of August. Cart made of grain and religious procession.

feast of covo
August Marche -Osimo (AN)  Folklore/Traditions

The Feast of Covo, or Feast of Còu  (cart in the dialect of Osimo), is a religious event celebrated in the first Sunday of August in the district of Campocavallo in Osimo, in the province of Ancona.

feast of covo The cart is realized by the local farmers with ears of grain. Every year it’s made in a different way but the theme is always religious: it can represent a church, a sanctuary or places of worship.

The first edition of Covo dates back to 1939 when a farmer, Clemente Ciavattini. with his sons and other local farmers realized the first cart that represented the coronation Crown, located in Campocavallo Sanctuary.

The Procession of Covo in the village’s streets gathers a lot of people that in the first Sunday of August of every year participate  in this big celebration and to discover the theme of the year.

After the construction of the wooden skeleton, the ears of the grain are weaved together.
Thanks to the support of the bishop and Father Carlo Grillantini, the feast was officialized in August 5 1939. Once it was completed, the Crown was brought as a thanksgiving offering for the harvest prosperity.

In the last years the Feast of Covo and the town of Osimo are partners with the capital city of Bulgaria, Sofia. The mayors of the 2 cities drew up a cooperation agreement for the extension of the cultural, touristic, economic and commercial initiatives.

Photos: from the official website and Facebook of the event