The Feast of Santa Rosalia


For anyone who wishes to discover the true soul of Sicily, the extraordinary combination of faith, joy, sacred mystery plays, the victory of life over death and the collective celebration of identity, the u fistinu of Santa Rosalia is an unmissable opportunity! The celebrations in honor of the  Saint recal the miracle of the liberation of the city from the plague of 1624.

The year 2024 marks the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the Saint’s body and Palermo will celebrate it through a calendar full of events and initiatives to celebrate the Patron Saint. To mark this celebration, a new statue has been created: 230 centimetres with a style inspired by Sicilian Baroque.

July 14th is the day with greater popular participation, day of faith and liberation, with great scenery, the long procession of the cart that lasts until night, the variety of street food, and the fireworks displays. On the 15th the religious devotion prevails, with the great procession of the relics of the Saint along the Cassaro, preceded by the Confraternities and followed by the devout people.

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