Salerno

Salerno

mercoledì 16 settembre 2015

IN SALERNO ANCIENT TRADITIONS LIVE AGAIN ON 21st SEPTEMBER: ST. MATTHEW FEAST DAY



ALL THE WORLD AND ACCADEMIA ITALIANA CELEBRATE ST. MATTHEW  

A wonderful event takes place in Salerno every year on 21st September: all the inhabitants celebrate St. Matthew  (one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus and one of the 4 Evangelists),  patron Saint of the city, with a folklore parade in which the silver statue of the Saint goes through the streets of the  ancient city centre,  accompanied by other statues of Saints and Martyrs.

The procession starts from the Cathedral of Salerno, one of the most beautiful churches of the  Southern Italy, where St. Matthew’s relics are preserved,  and it  passes by the school building, where students can enjoy the feast all together from the balconies.

After the religious celebrations, an entertaining party with rides, markets and fireworks on the sea begins!

Are you ready to experience Italian ancient traditions in a friendly environment? Salerno is the ideal location for combining the study of the Italian language with a beautiful holiday rich in traditions and culture.