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Festivals , events and other festivity in Noto

February the 19 th
Saint Corrado ‘s Feast at Noto
Feast and procession of the patron Saint Corrado Confalonieri in Noto (Sr). To lead and escort the urn, there are the faithful bearers of St. Conrad and the holders of "cilii" traditional torches .
One of the most beautiful festivals in Sicily is certainly the one of San Corrado’s , as patron and protector of the Baroque town of Noto (Sr), whose procession turns twice a year (four times considering the octaves) on February 19th and the last Sunday in August, when it is remembered the beatification of Santo on 28 August 1515.
Corrado Confalonieri was a knight of Piacenza, "saved from the fire by the hand of God," that he decided to become a hermit in Sicily. The knight must have had a nice character: when he came to Noto chose a cave, called "the Pizzoni" to live in. But since it was small, according to legend, the knight widen it with his shoulder. He performed many miracles, and when he died, on February 19th, 1351, it is said that the bells of the city began to sound by themselves. Near the cave was then erected the shrine of St. Conrad named "di fuora ” . And here, from 1851, it is held during the year, the silver urn that contains the wooden box with the relics of the saint.

On 19th of February Feast and procession of the Saint Corrado patron
The urn - which contains the saint's body (seven sarcophagi) – is preceded by the Brotherhoods and the "Cili", large decorated candles supported by wooden stem, that represent the history of the life of the saint. The urn is carried on the shoulders by the bearers, followed the band and the faithfuls who choose to make their vote in the "trip scausu" (barefoot trip) from the city to the historical place. The following Sunday, the EIGHTH from the festival, the procession of the patron saint takes place again in the afternoon. Every ten years, the urn of St. Conrad is always brought in solemn procession to the hermitage - shrine dedicated to the saint, which is located five kilometers away from the city.

Summer festivities - last Sunday of August
Moments of great emotion and popular participation for the party of the year. Before the festivities in honor of San Corrado, in the Cathedral crowded with devotees, the urn of the Holy is moved from the place where it is kept and displayed in a visible place for all the faithful people. The urn containing the mortal remains of the saint came from Piacenza, once revealed at faithful people, it is moved from side chapel to the altar where it will remain until the end of the festivities, scheduled the following Sunday with the procession of solemn octave. To lead and escort the urn in the Cathedral ,there are the faithful bearers of St. Conrad and the holders of cilii (evolution of a large candle). The main festival is scheduled for the last Sunday of August. The route of the procession dedicated to the Eighth, when the urn of St. Conrad travels in the city, reached the churches of the Crucifixion and the Sacred Heart..


17th of May / 19th of May
Baroque Spring and Flower Festival in Noto
Edition 2013 “Spring Greeting", Baroque Spring and "Flower Festival" in Via Nicolaci , Noto (Sr), on the third Sunday of the month of May.


May
"ALVERIA FEAST" Noto
A day to spent between the ruins of the medieval city of old Noto , destroyed by the earthquake of 1693.


23rd of November / 2st of December
Books Festival "Volalibro" in Noto - VOLALIBRO 2012
The Culture Festival for Youth, Noto (Sr), its purpose is opening the vast fields of knowledge to children and teenagers .


5th of December / 31st of December
Tellaro’s Villa, Noto
The roman mosaics of the Tellaro’s Villa in Noto, remain open even in winter. Ready the new catalog of educational activities 2012-2013.


Christmas Market in Noto
"Manufacture and Thoughts" Christmas Market, organized by local craftsmen to promote handicrafts and food products, in Noto (Sr) at the Loggia of the Market.

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