Saint Christopher Day is one of the most intense summer moments in Barga. Celebrations take place as always on the 24th and 25th of July starting with the solemn procession which is one of the most suggestive religious manifestations in the entire province. The “arm” of the Saint will be carried in a spectacular and picturesque procession on the evening of the 24th of July from Sacro Cuore Church (at 20,45) to the Duomo followed by hundreds of participants and figures in costume.
The religious feast continues on the 25th with Holy Mass at the Duomo at 11,15 am celebrated by Bishop Mons. Paul Mason, of Barga origin, who was nominated auxiliary Bishop of Southwark (London) by Pope Francesco on 23rd April 2016, the Bishop episcopal of Skalholt and Archbishop of Pisa Mons. Giovanni Paolo Benotto.
On the 24th there will be various events like the traditional prize-giving ceremony organised by the Town Hall where many local and distinguished people are awarded “San Cristoforo d’Oro”.