Lampedusa is an Italian island located 200 km from Cicely. The Island’s citizens celebrate, yearly, the holiday of the saint patron Madonna di Lampedusa, known also as Madonna of Porto Salvo.
On the first Sunday of September, the statue is removed from its sanctuary. It is carried by the believers who march in a modest parade to the great church of the city where it is kept until September 22nd.
Then, a great parade, with the participation of all the city residents takes place. At the end of the parade, folklore music shows are held and in the evening marvelous fireworks colored the city sky.