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Procession on the sea in honor of Saint Francesco da Paola in Savelletri

/Procession on the sea in honor of Saint Francesco da Paola in Savelletri
Procession on the sea in honor of Saint Francesco da Paola in Savelletri2018-07-10T14:19:01+00:00

During the patronal festival in Savelletri, a small village on the sea, the saint Francesco da Paola is honored with a fascinating procession of boats. It starts from the main port stopping off in Forcatella, Torre Canne and coming back in Savelletri bringing the statue of the saint.

At the end of the procession is celebrated a mass that consists in the benediction of the sea, a prayer for the local fishermen, a prayer for the deaths at sea with the throw of a laurel wreath in the water in memory of them. After the celebration, the statue is brought back in the church followed by a parade led by the band of Santa Cecilia of Fasano.