Saint Ubaldo Day Gubbio

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Saint Ubaldo Day Gubbio
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La Festa dei Ceri, also known as Saint Ubaldo Day, is a celebratory day to honour Bishop Ubaldo Baldassini. Every year on the 15th of May, the evening of his death, the people of Gubbio celebrate the protector of their city with a procession. They walk as quickly as possible down the streets with statues of three saints on wooden pedestals. Along the way thousands of spectators, citizens and tourists watch the colourful scene. The procession ends in the Basilica di Sant'Ubaldo on Mount Ingino. The Gubbio traditions are very important for this little town and the celebration has remained mostly authentic.
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Maria B
3 contributions
Experience Like No Other
May 2018
This was by far the most incredible experience I have ever encountered. Not only did I learn about my heritage, but I also had the privilege of experiencing the excitement, friendly, and mind blowing experience of S'Ubaldo in Gubbio. I have experienced it in Jessup, PA but the level is above anything I imagined. Plan to return for many years to come.
Written 18 July 2018
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ggold113
Santa Fe, NM685 contributions
exuberance
May 2017 • Friends
The energy the locals pour into this festival is amazing, as is the number of people that can crowd into the piazza. It looked full to me, but more kept coming! There is a series of set rituals; calling the teams, blessing them, bringing out the ceri (tall wooden figures), breaking the water pitchers, and then the run. For the run, teams of about 30-40 young men carry the 900 pound ceri in a run up to the church of St Ubaldo on top of the mountain.
Written 2 June 2017
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PatrickM580
Leiden, The Netherlands16 contributions
Spectacular!
May 2016 • Family
If you happen to be in Umbria on May 15, immerse yourself in Gubbio's celebration of its patron saint San Ubaldo. Attend the calling of the ceri bearers at 5h30, the procession in the morning and/or the erection of the ceri at noon on the (very crowded!) piazza grande. Celebrate with the locals and watch how local young men run around the village at an incredibly high pace with the ceri (each weighing 400 kg). It's a great spectacle and a centuries old tradition. A word of caution: do not go onto the Piazza Grande with little children. The place is too crowded.
Written 25 May 2016
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Catherine S
Pietralunga, Italy26 contributions
Medieval reinactment
Jul 2015 • Family
This is a day in the historical calendar of the medieval town of Gubbio in Umbria that you won't want to miss. An extradition art experience, and well worth the time. Time here us if the essence as one would need to be up at the crack if dawn and arrive some hours before the timed event to be assured of a space, not a sets mind , a space as it will be sandwich tight with people and participants in thus medieval Padgent. Teams if residents vie with each other to kid the first to reach the shrine if St Ubaldo by carrying huge heavy ornate candle like structures. These are heavy and big. They have to climb a steep hilltop to reach their desired destination. The carnival atmosphere us truly wonderful. One is treated to a sight of participants looking every bit the part in medieval costume. To regale the visitor there is a troop of skilled flag throwing Knights whose skills are remarkable and entertaining. So for a feast to greet the eyes don't miss out on thus speculation celebration in the town if Gubbio.
Written 21 February 2016
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