From the first to the second Sunday of July, for eight days, Agrigento is embellished by ancient traditions, legends and customs to celebrate Saint Calogero.
During the festivities, the most traditional traits of Agrigento culture surface along the city streets, such as the tradition of walking barefoot from one’s home to the shrine dedicated to him, while children wear white robes.
In particular, among the traditional events, there is the inauguration of extraordinary lighting of the town and drums parade through the streets announcing the arrival of the celebration. Peculiar is the “Alborata”, the firing of firefrackers and the “Fiera” of bovines, horses and sheeps.
When the procession ends, you can watch the fireworks show “a maschiata di San Calò” and the torchlight procession. Eventually, the statue will be returned to the sanctuary.