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Festa di Santa Rosalia (Festival) 2017

Where:   Palermo, Sicily, Italy
When:    Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Every year, in the first half of July, a solemn festival brings Palermo's residents five days of joy and enthusiasm.

The main purpose of the festival is to thank and worship the Palermo's patron, Santa Rosalia. According to local faith, in 1694 she saved the city's residents from a dreadful plague.

The festival is known as the last of the Europian "Baroque" festivals.

Various festive events, dance, shows and music that is heard all around are held. In addition, a parade leaded by a giant iron made triumphal chariot takes place. A large group of instrumentalists play on the carriage. The chariot with it players symbol the royal status of the city as well as the honor and wealth of the historic Palermo.

Even today, Palermo's residents look upon Santa Rosalia as a great hope for their everyday life.
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Santa Rosalia festival (Festa di Santa Rosalia) - Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Palermo travel information
Dialing code: 91
Longitude: 13.35976°
Latitude: 38.11582°
Italy information address: Ente Nazionale Italiano per il Turismo (ENIT), Or Rome Tourist office Phone: +39 06 67104526
Tourist website: www.enit.it

Italy country details
Location: Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia.
Capital: Rome
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency: 230V 50Hz
Dialing country code: +39
Language: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area).

Italy background and overview:
Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His disastrous alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy was a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include illegal immigration, organized crime, corruption, high unemployment, sluggish economic growth, and the low incomes and technical standards of southern Italy compared with the prosperous north.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]