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I Candelieri

14.08.2011 - 15.08.2011

This festival takes place in Sassari on 14th August every year. It has been celebrated for more than seven centuries and despite the changes it has undergone over time, the core event has remained the same: a celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Around the XVI century the festival took on a religious significance of devotion and gratitude to the Virgin for helping the town survive the terrible plagues that struck it in 1504 and 1514 and ended just on 14th August; hence, the thanksgiving meaning of the festival.

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