24th June
San Giovanni

On June 24th, many youngsters get together on a horse at the prior’s house to reach the Church of San Giovanni, an old country church a few kilometres from town, known ever since the XVI century.

When they get there, a procession starts around the church, followed by a solemn mass.

Once this is over, the hùmbidu takes place, a traditional banquet once thought for shepherds. Until the 40s of the last century, the horse riders going back to town would show their prowess by jumping a big fire where s’istatua (statue) was burning – actually a puppet made of cloth. This rite was to expel evil spirits that might linger on the community.

Nowadays, the jump for San Giovanni is still performed, generally on the sunset before the celebration, in front of the houses’ doors.

Events
Sunny intervals throughout the morning and Sunny later in the day - Moderate east wind
Thursday
38 / 24 °C
Sunny all day - Moderate west wind
Friday
37 / 23 °C
Sunny all day - Strong northwest wind
Saturday
31 / 18 °C
Sunny all day - Strong west wind
Sunday
29 / 18 °C
Sunny throughout the morning and Overcast later in the day - Moderate southwest wind
Monday
26 / 16 °C
Sunny throughout the morning and Overcast later in the day - Moderate northeast wind
Tuesday
27 / 16 °C
Sunny all day - Moderate east wind
Wednesday
28 / 17 °C