The church prepared for the festal Mass

The church prepared for the festal Mass

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Chiesa di San Nicola di Bari

Acicatena (San Nicolò), Sicily, Italy

Patronal Festival

The December festival begins with bells, then when the statue is taken outside, there are marching bands with the procession, followed by fireworks.
The church prepared for the festal Mass
Blessed bread to be distibuted following the Mass
San Nicola is taken outdoors
The statue is carried in procession
The statue is replaced in its chapel