parade begins the first of May at 10 o’clock in the morning, with
the Traccas parade; the carts are decorated with beautiful flowers
and pulled by oxen, following the carts there is a group of folk on
horses, nights, militias, you can also see a groups of folkloristics
by foot, with around 5500 people in traditional costumes, and finally
Saint Efisio in his city coach.
journey continues to Giorgino, an old fishing village, here they’ll
change their costumes and coach with the country ones.
tripe continues on the Statale
where the astonishing and breath taking wild habitat is found; on the
right, the S. Gilla pond, recognized all over the world for its large
variety of birds such as, Pink Flamingos, herons,
ducks, and coots.
always on the right, the mountains of Capoterra, there is the WWF
oasis, where their lives an extraordinary fauna: The Sardinian Deer,
wild boar, fox, and the royal eagle.
the left, the Mediterranean Sea skirts the entire journey; the most
known beach in that area is the Maddalena, a beautiful shore highly
visited and organized.
Saint arrives at Su Loi at 17:00 pm; in this village it’s held the
oldest wooden statue of the Saint, but unfortunately it’s too
fragile to transport it throughout the parade.
The parade continues
through Villa d’Orri. From there, the Saint will head strait to
Sarroch, arriving at 21:30 in the night, he’ll remaining there till
the next day.
7:30 am the Saint will continue his journey from Saroch to Villa San
Pietro, where he’ll be welcomed by a beautiful floral carpet with
lovely perfumes and colors, known as “Ramadura”. The Saint
arrives at Pula around 12:00 o’clock; here he’ll remain till
18:00 pm due to the mass and celebrations.
last Journey is Nora a church dedicated to him. A firework show will
conclude the day. The 3rd
of May there will be “La processione al Mare”, when the Saint
returns from the church along the Nora beach. He will then head
straight for the Church of San Giovanni Battista in Pula where he
will spend the night.
May, the Saint will leave pula, and head for Giorgino, were he’ll
change his coach and costumes and head back to his church within
midnight where he’ll be celebrated with a last mass.
Silvia and Murgia Matteo – class 4^ e 3^ C Hotel Management School
“D.A.Azuni” di Pula