Better known as “U Festinu”, it is an event that brings together tens of thousands people, both faithful and tourists. It is celebrated the night between July 14 and 15, celebrating the liberation of the city from the plague of 1624. A mix of devotion and folklore animates a long procession of the chariot of Santuzza and culminates in a marvellous fireworks show.
Do not miss the delicious dishes that are served for the occasion, following the popular tradition: the Babbaluci, which are boiled snails; the Sfincione, a rustic pie; pasta with sardines; boiled octopus; the cob and the “calia”, chickpeas and pumpkin seeds. In the days preceding the party, Palermo is filled with side events, shows, music, stories, a real treasure chest with years of history and tradition. An explosion of colours and joy that has always dazzled tourists.