The statue is borne out into the piazza

The statue is borne out into the piazza

Photos: Comune di Gualtieri

Commissione Centrale

Gualtieri Sicaminò, Sicily, Italy

Festa di San Nicola di Bari

The Patronal Festival has been part of the life of the town since before 1620. The spectacular festival, famous throughout Sicily, is rooted in deep devotion to patron saint Nicholas. Fireworks conclude the festivities, held annually on the second Sunday in August.
The statue is borne out into the piazza
Balloons spell the saint's name and are released when he has come into the piazza
After the balloon release
Looking down over the town
Fireworks conclude the festivity