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2012 Festa Delli Luminari And Notte Delli Luminari

2012 Festa delli Luminari and Notte delli Luminari

Monteleone d'Orvieto from 06/28/2012 to 06/29/2012
Type of event:
  • Patron Saint Festival
  • Historical reenactments and tournaments

Phone: (+39) 0763 834021, (+39) 0763 835370  


The “Notte delli Luminari” (Night of the Luminaries) in Monteleone di Orvieto (TR) put on again a practice contained in the Municipal Statute of 1643, itself a reworking of codes dating back to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, if not before. And to be precise in Chapter 50, Book I of the Statute, states that: "Every year the Municipality will donate a candle of five pounds to the Church on the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul", co-patrons of Monteleone di Orvieto.

And so on June 28th of each year, just before the celebrations for the two saints, beginning at 21:00 60 walkers-on in fourteenth-century costume parade through the streets of the town putting up the ceremony of offering of the votive candle to the religious authority by the civil authority.
Notice how the choice of the candle is not random. In fact, the wax, such as oil, was a valuable asset in the 1300. And the civil authorities, thus, were provided to supply the same to the Church.

Sunday, June 29th, 2012 at 17:00 Feast of the Patron Saints Peter and Paul, High Mass and celebration of the Confirmations.

Fabrizio Galeazzi