TRADITIONS

SAINT ANTHONY IN MONTEBONO

MONTEBONO

13 June

15,30-16,30

Sant’Antonio da Padova Feast is organised by the small religious community of Montebono in the Barga mountains and here you can visit one of the most precious churches in the area in an enchanting setting on the bank of the Corsonna stream. Celebrations with Holy Mass for the whole community.


CORPUS DOMINI

BARGA

June

20,15-22

During the Feast of Corpus Domini there will be a partecipated and suggestive procession from Sacro Cuore Church to the Cathedral. The “Body of Christ” will be carried solemnly in the procession along a colourful way of holy images created with flower petals, sand and coloured sawdust. The procession will be presided by Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri for the 25th anniversary of the Episcopate.


SAINT PETER PROCESSION

PEGNANA

30 June

21-22

Pegnana celebrates its Patron Saint Saint Peter with a solemn procession in the evening of the 30th June from the Parish Church to Il Piano.


WHEAT THRESHING FESTIVAL

SAN PIETRO IN CAMPO: csain sport grounds

23 July

10-20

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San Pietro in Campo renders homage to local farmer traditions and tribute to the most important moment of the farmers “wheat threshing”. An important event dedicated to the precious grain and festive social gathering. The event is promoted by the San Pietro in Campo Village Committee to celebrate the history of the farming culture. Many figures in costume and around 40 vintage farming vehicles will take part. One of the key moments is the traditional parade of vintage farming machinery and figures in costume from the Barga Football Stadium (11 am) to the Church grounds in San Pietro in Campo where the feast will be held. The Wheat Threshing ceremony takes place at 15,30. Food and drink served at lunch and dinner times.


SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

BARGA: Saint Francis church – via dei Frati

2 August

7-22

A highly participated and devoted Franciscan feast celebrated. In the Church many religious functions will take place. The purification ritual to be granted forgiveness according to the antique Franciscan tradition. In the evening at 21 the traditional procession with the statue of the Saint carried through the streets near the church.


LA MADONNA DELLA NEVE

Chiesina degli alpini alle PALMENTE

4 August

18-19

Holy Mass in honour of Madonna della Neve with the participation of the Barga Alpine Group.


THE ASSUMPTION IN LOPPIA

LOPPIA

15 August

11-12

In August the Parish of Fornaci, Loppia and Ponte all’Ania gathers its devotees to celebrate the Assumption with Holy Mass at the Romanesque Church in Loppia considered to be one of the most beautiful churches in the area.


SAINT REGOLO IN CATAGNANA

CATAGNANA

3 September

11-12

The village celebrates its Patron Saint Regolo. On Sunday morning Holy Mass at the Parish Church accompanied by the Choirs of Catagnana and San Pietro in Campo.


40 HOUR DEVOTION IN RENAIO

RENAIO: San Paolino church

17 September

9,30-18

An important religious feast is the Quarantore in Renaio in September. At 15 the Holy Saint will be exposed followed by Holy Mass and procession at 15.30.


SAINT MAURIZIO IN PEDONA

PEDONA: San Maurizio church

24 September

10-13

Patron Saint Day celebrated with Holy Mass and lunch with the community.


Corpus Domini (photo by Samanta Giusti)


Wheat threshing festival


Madonna della Neve


Saint Francis Church


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