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Festa di santa Lucia

Saint Lucia (one of the most popular saints of the world) was born, and was martyred in Syracuse. And the patron saint of the city. His body is located in Venice in the church of St. Jeremiah, near the Santa Lucia train station.

The main festival takes place on December 13 with a long procession (among the most crowded in the world) that translates the imposing statue of silver from the cathedral to the Basilica of St. Lucia. December 20 (the eighth day) is repeated the procession and the shift in the opposite direction. Characteristic the fireworks to step on the bridge Umbertino.

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