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2017 Calendimaggio

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Assisi
03-06 May 2017 

Assisi, each year, celebrates the Calendimaggio on Thursday, Friday and Saturday following the 1st May, through a celebration and historical re-enactment taking place along the streets of St. Francis' town. 


During the Calendimaggio's days, along the Assisi's alleys, you can relive the atmosphere of the typical medieval festival, among songs, music and carousels; the festival has ancient origins, dating back to the ancient tradition of the Umbrian population to greet the arrival of spring.

In these days, the Assisi population wear the traditional medieval clothes and follow a series of initiatives, among which the inspiring Palio of Calendimaggio.

 

The detailed program follows: 

 

Wednesday 3rd May - "Delivery of Keys"


3 pm
 

Upper part - Blessing of banners in the St. Rufino's Cathedral

Lower part - Blessing of banners in the St. Francis' Upper Basilica

Sound of the Lauds' Bells
 

3.45 pm
 

St. Claire Square

Departure of the Calendimaggio Organisation's parade
 

4 pm
 

Town Square

Choir of the sections - Performance of the curfew's anthem

Greeting by the President - Magistrate

The Camp Master assumes the sovereign powers

Entrance of parades. Return of the Palio

Reading of the calls for challenge

Exit of parades along Corso Mazzini and St. Claire Square
 

9.30 pm
 

Lower part: Re-enactments of medieval life*

Thursday 4th May - "Spring Madonna"


3 pm

Town Square

Sound of the Lauds' Bells

Entrance of parades. Games of challenge among Parts:

Competition of target shooting among crossbowmen, Race of travois, Tug of War for the proclamation of Madonna Spring.

Parade of Madonna Spring

Exit of parades along Corso Mazzini and St. Claire's Square
 

9.30 pm

Upper Part: Re-enactments of medieval life *

Friday 5th May - "The show"


3.30 pm

Town Square

Challenge among drummers of the Upper and Lower part
 

4 pm

Show prepared by the Calendimaggio Organisation
 

4.30 pm

Show of flag-wavers with flag-wavers of Assisi and other Groups

Evening's Parade "La Tenzone" (competition, strife)
 

9.30 pm

Sound of the lauds' bell

Entrance of the Evening's parades

Saturday 6th May - "The Challenge"


3.30 pm

Town Square

Sound of the lauds' bell

Entrance of the historical parades

Exit of the parades along Corso Mazzini and St. Claire's Square

"The singing"
 

9.30 pm

Sound of the Lauds' Bell

Singing Challenge

Award of the Palio

The events will be announced by travelling criers.

* The event will be projected in the Vaulted Room (Tavern) and in the Former Picture Gallery Hall

 

For further information:

Calendimaggio Organisation: http://www.calendimaggiodiassisi.com/

Buy your ticket: 
http://ticketitalia.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1315 

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