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Saint Mark's day

Saint Mark's dayVenetians used to sanctify the 25th of April before that day became the National Holiday of Italy liberation from fascism. April the 25th was in fact the feast of Saint Mark, the patron saint of the Ancient Republic of Venice, whose relic was transferred in Venice from Alexandria of Aegypt in the year 828 by two Venetian merchants.

During Saint Mark's day celebrations a great procession with the most important religious and civil authorities goes across the city.

In occasion of the Fest of the Patron Saint, it’s a tradition for men to give a “boccolo”, a red rose bloom, to their beloved women.

 

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When: On Apr-25-2010
Where: Piazza e Basilica di San Marco

Contacts: Assessorato al Turismo e allo Sport
Ca' Giustinian, San Marco 1364 - 30124 Venezia
Telephone: 041 5206224
Fax 041 5206152

Promoter: Comune di Venezia

Email: manifestazioni.turismo@comune.venezia.it
Web: www.comune.venezia.it
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