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Colledimezzo: San Biagio Feast Day
Monday 3 February 2025
Join the people of Colledimezzo on Friday 3rd February to celebrate the traditional feast of San Biagio. The day will include the blessing of the loaves (the typical colledimezzesi panettaille), the anointing/blessing of the throat, a tour of the traditional fair, music, as well as mass and the procession of the saint and a bargain 3-course lunch for just €15.
The 3rd of February is the feast day of Armenian San Biagio (Saint Blaise). He was a hermit who was fed by the animals of a nearby forest and who he, in turn, fed when they were ill. His fame stems from melting a fishbone that had stuck in a child’s throat and he’s now the patron saint of throat afflictions. He’s more often than not depicted with wild animals in frescos in churches but sometimes as a pair of wool combs as he died rather nastily by these tearing him apart to “earn” his martyrdom, read more on our article on the Saint – February, Fever, Fishbones & Fenugreek Biscuits.
The Annual Program
8:00 am – Opening of the fair
10.00 am – Blessing of the Throat, church of San Giovanni Apostolo ed Evangelista
10.30 am – Mass at the church of San Giovanni Apostolo ed Evangelista
11.30 am – Procession in honour of the Saint
After the procession in Piazza Vizioli there will be the San Biagio lunch! 🍝
First course, second course and side dish menu for c €15 (drinks are not included)
To book: 353.3832067
In case of rain, lunch will take place at the former elementary school in Via Roma.
Thanks to Lena for a helping hand on this post!
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