It’s time of The Feast of Sant Efisio.
Come to enjoy the Feast of Sant Efisio: the feast of whole Sardinia!
We’re preparing to celebrate the next edition (since more than 350 years) of the Feast of Sant Efisio Martyr. The Roman soldier who was beheaded in Nora because he had not denied his faith in Jesus Christ.
In the 1652, thanks to Sant Efisio Cagliari was saved from the plague, since that day the city and the whole island of Sardegna celebrated him with the solemn pilgrimage that winds up to Nora and return.
What’s about the Feast of Sant Efisio.
A 45 kms pilgrimage divided into four stages where the saint is greeted with real emotion and He releases many votes.
The great celebration begins May the 1st: in Stampace discrict He comes out of his church (where he was imprisoned). Proceeds through the streets of Cagliari in the ox-cart dressed, anticipated by thousands of people from all villages of Sardinia with their original costumes: hundreds of horsemen and dozens of “traccas” coach and pair ox prepared to feast.
He stops in Giorgino, Su Loi, Villa Dorrì, Sarroch. May 2nd and 3rd, arrives in the small church dedicated to him to Nora (where he was beheaded), is worshiped here until May 4th when he returned late in the evening, preceded by a procession more quiet and intimate, in the chapel of Sant Efisio in Cagliari.
The highlight is the departure from Cagliari.
The most exciting moment is surely the arrival of Sant Efisio in Via Roma, Cagliari. The women throw flower petals on the ground “Sa Ramadura” and when He arrives in front of the city council building, he is greeted by ships moored in the port with the sirens, echoing around the Golfo degli Angeli (Gulf of the Angels).
The whole island of Sardinia is celebrating!
It’s possible to enjoy the procession of the May 1st also seated in various forums, the place can costs from 15 to 45 euros depending by the location and by the availability.
The Feast of Sant Efisio represents not only the most important religious celebration of Sardinia but also the most important moment for sharing the cultures, the colors, the languages, the dances and songs of the island.
Therefore, it’s a unique opportunity to admire the Sardinian culture in its most intimate fulfillment.
So, if you are thinking to come to see this event why not to check our best offer out?
May you’re interested to read: Su Nenniri – another old sardinain tradition.
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