The program of the 397th anniversary was presented this morning at the Filangeri hall of the Archbishop’s Palace in Palermo. Feast of Santa Rosalia.
Also this year, due to the Coronavirus emergency, the triumphal chariot will not parade. On the night of July 9, the restored wagon will be moved from Parliament Square to the Quattro Canti, where it will remain until July 15. Above the wagon an aerial power cable will allow the lighting of the lights, which will also be lit along the entire Cassaro (from Porta Nuova to Porta Felice) and which will cross Piazza Monte di Pietà, as early as 10 July. In all, there will be 65,000 LED bulbs.
The fireworks will be borne by the Port System Authority of the Western Sicily Sea and will be held, as usual, on the night between 14 and 15 July, fired from five different points. On the evening of July 14, at 8:30 pm, between via Matteo Bonello and the churchyard of the Cathedral, two different light installations en plein air will come to life, entitled Rosalia, my light curated by the artists Sergio Caminita (Repetita Iuvant) and Anna Cottone (In Lucem). Organizing the event, produced by produced by Stefania Morici, are Cialoma events, the Mediterranean Art Association and Arteventi by Stefania Morici, with the support of Io Compro Siciliano.
On 15 July Monsignor Lorefice will fly over the city by helicopter with the relics of Santuzza and bless it.