Summer Tradition - Pisa, Luminar di Saint Ranieri:

In Italy we have many summer traditions. One that I have seen occur every year since I have been immortal. It is quite a celebration to witness.


Pisa, Luminar di Saint Ranieri:


Every year on June 16th the city of Pisa celebrates the Luminara di Saint Ranieri, the Patron Saint of Italy, who died as a Saint in 1161, and who has been celebrated since the late 17th century. Along the river Arno, more than 70,000 candles are lit, which light up the river, the buildings, the bridges and the whole city. Several of the wax candles are also sent floating down the river. The only thing not lit by candles is the Leaning Tower, which is adorned by oil lamps, instead. The celebration also includes a fireworks celebration at the "Cittadella Vecchia" after dark, around 11 at night.


The next day, there's a regatta on the 17th, which has four boats rowed by men from each of Pisa's four competing districts. At the finish line, the winner climbs a rope to claim the Victory Flag.

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