Umbria

ASSISI

    • Calendimaggio (beginning of May): re-enactment of medieval life in a challenge between the two factions of the towns of Parte de Sopra and Parte de Sotto, with processions, theatrical performances, music, songs, dances and flag-wavers.
    • Mother’s Day (second Sunday of May), in memory of the institution of this festival – for the first time in Italy – in 1957, in Tordibetto, by the parish priest Don Otello Migliosi.
    • Festa del Voto (22 June), commemorates the expulsion of the Saracens from Assisi by Santa Chiara.
    • Palio di San Rufino (end of August): historical re-enactment of the period in which Assisi was divided into “terzieri” (San Francesco, San Rufino and Dive Mariae) with processions, flag-wavers and tambourines of the Compagnia Balestrieri di Assisi , who on the last day challenge each other in a crossbow shooting competition.
    • Cavalcata di Satriano (September): jockeys in period costume, retrace the journey that the Assisi knights made to go to take San Francesco a Nocera Umbra, so that he could die in his city.

  • International Peace Festival (September): concerts, seminars, round tables and art exhibitions dedicated to the theme of peace, solidarity and ecology are held.
  • March for peace Perugia-Assisi, (September – October, biennial).
  • Feast of St. Francis (3 – 4 October): solemn liturgical ceremonies and civic events are held to celebrate the saint, patron saint of Italy, even if from 2008 it has become a day of work and study.
  • Cinematic review of Assisi (end of November), an event dedicated to Italian cinema, actors and directors.
  • Easter Rosary Palio, historical reenactment of the traditional palio originally held on the day of Pentecost

GUBBIO

  • On May 15 of each year there is held the Festa dei Ceri in honor of the city’s patron saint, Ubaldo. Three heavy wooden machines are carried on the shoulder in a sort of relay without winners. The order of the three candles (Sant’Ubaldo patron of Gubbio, San Giorgio and Sant’Antonio) is always the same.
  • The last Sunday of May of each year there is the Palio della Balestra, folklore event in honor of the city’s patron saint, Ubaldo.
  • From December 7th to January 10th, on the slopes of Mount Ingino, the world’s biggest Christmas tree is designed with colored street lamps.
  • On Holy Friday we celebrate the Procession of the Dead Christ, accompanied by the song of the Miserere.
  • In September the “Sentiero di Francesco” pilgrimage is organized, 40 km to be covered in three days to retrace the journey made by Saint Francis of Assisi in the winter between 1206 and 1207.

 

FOLIGNO

  • Giostra della Quintana
  • Fiera dei Soprastanti last weekend of August
  • Segni Barocchi Festival (end of August – September): review of theatrical and musical performances.
  • Celebrations of the Blessed Angela da Foligno
  • Kite Festival (October).
  • International Claviorgano Festival
  • Humorfest
  • Ethics and Economics (end of October – November): international conference on economics organized by Nemetria
  • Pink night
  • Palace party
  • Songs and Discours
  • Young Jazz Festival
  • The First of Italy
  • Dante Days
  • Mielinumbria
  • Dancity Festival

PERUGIA

  • Umbria Jazz: is the most important festival of Jazz in Italy and one of the most important in the world, the festival falls in July since 1973.
  • Eurochocolate: the European chocolate festival, held in October since 1993.
  • March for peace Perugia-Assisi, every two years, usually takes place in October from 1961.
  • International journalism festival, held every year in April from 2008.
  • Fair of the Dead: a great popular fair held the first week of November since the Middle Ages. Formerly it took place in the center, starting from the seventies of the twentieth century takes place in the vast parking area of ​​Pian di Massiano.
  • Bagliori d’autore, literary review started in 2005, takes place for about a week in February/March, with a parallel edition in Milan and events in Rome, Terni, Assisi, Macerata.