Sant’Antonio Abate, protettore degli animali e del lavoro del contadino, è un santo a cui la popolazione dellaValnerina è molto devota, festeggiandolo fin dall’antichità. Il giorno a lui dedicato è il 17 Gennaio, e per il 2012, in ordine sparso:

– a Cascia (PG) la Festa di S. Antonio Abate è inserita all’interno della 4a edizione di “Tradizione, che Passione!”. 2 sante messe e l’asta delle agnelle;
– a Norcia (PG), presso il Monastero di Sant’Antonio delle monache benedettine, santa messa e benedizione del bestiame, del sale e del grano. Dopodichè, sfilata dei pastori per la città ed asta delle agnelle. Per info: Comune di Norcia, tel. 0743.824911;
– a Monteleone di Spoleto (PG) i legnaioli, dopo aver fatto benedire i loro animali da soma come asini, muli e cavalli, lasciano al Parroco il loro carico di legna, che servirà a scaldare la canonica durante il lungo periodo invernale;
– a Preci (PG) i festeggiamenti avvengono durante il pomeriggio, al centro Caritas. Messa ore 15:00, a seguire benedizione degli animali e rinfresco nel piazzale antistante il centro Caritas;
– a Scheggino (PG), dopo la Messa, sul Sagrato della Chiesa di San Nicola o nella Piazza principale, il Parroco del paese benedice tutti gli animali che vengono accompagnati dai rispettivi proprietari. Segue generalmente un piccolo rinfresco od aperitivo offerto a tutti i presenti dai Santesi (organizzatori della manifestazione) nell’Aretta di Sant’Antonio. Segue un pranzo in un ristorante locale dove tradizionalmente partecipano solo uomini, in quell’occasione c’è l’elezione dei Santesi che hanno il compito di organizzare la Festa dell’anno successivo. Per maggiori info: Comune di Scheggino, tel. 0743613232.

Sant’Antonio Abate (Saint Anthony Abbot), Patron Saint of the animals and the work of the farmer, is a saint to whom the population of the Valnerina (Nera Valley) is very devout, celebrating since ancient times. The day dedicated to him is January 17th, and for the 2012, in no particular order:

– in Cascia (PG) the Feast of St. Anthony is inserted within the fourth edition of “Tradizione, che Passione!” (“Tradition, what a Passion!”). 2 Masses and the ‘asta delle agnelle’ (auction of the ewe lambs);
– in Norcia (PG), at the Benedictine nuns Monastery of St. Anthony, Mass and blessing of the animals, salt and wheat. After that, Parade of shepherds for the city and auction of lambs. For info: Municipality of Norcia, tel. +39 0743.824911;
– in Monteleone di Spoleto (PG) the lumbermen, after bless their pack animals like donkeys, mules and horses, leaving to the parson their load of wood, which will be used to heat the parsonage during the long winter;
– in Preci (PG) the celebrations take place during the afternoon, at the Caritas center. Mass at 15:00, followed by blessing of the animals and a buffet in the square opposite the Caritas center;
– in Scheggino (PG), after Mass, on the Church Plaza in front of the Church of St. Nicola or in the main square, the Parson of the small town blesses all the animals which are accompanied by their respective owners. Typically follows a small buffet or aperitif offered to all present by the Santesi (organizers of the event) in the Aretta of St. Antonio. Following a lunch at a local restaurant where traditionally only men participate, and in this occasion there will be the election of the Santesi who have the task of organizing the festival the following year. For more info: Municipality of Scheggino, tel. +39 0743613232.

Sant’Antonio Abate (Saint Anthony Abbot), Patron Saint of the animals and the work of the farmer, is a saint to whom the population of the Valnerina (Nera Valley) is very devout, celebrating since ancient times. The day dedicated to him is January 17th, and for the 2012, in no particular order:

– in Cascia (PG) the Feast of St. Anthony is inserted within the fourth edition of “Tradizione, che Passione!” (“Tradition, what a Passion!“). 2 Masses and the ‘asta delle agnelle’ (auction of the ewe lambs);
– in Norcia (PG), at the Benedictine nuns Monastery of St. Anthony, Mass and blessing of the animals, salt and wheat. After that, Parade of shepherds for the city and auction of lambs. For info: Municipality of Norcia, tel. +39 0743.824911;
– in Monteleone di Spoleto (PG) the lumbermen, after bless their pack animals like donkeys, mules and horses, leaving to the parson their load of wood, which will be used to heat the parsonage during the long winter;
– in Preci (PG) the celebrations take place during the afternoon, at the Caritas center. Mass at 15:00, followed by blessing of the animals and a buffet in the square opposite the Caritas center;
– in Scheggino (PG), after Mass, on the Church Plaza in front of the Church of St. Nicola or in the main square, the Parson of the small town blesses all the animals which are accompanied by their respective owners. Typically follows a small buffet or aperitif offered to all present by the Santesi (organizers of the event) in the Aretta of St. Antonio. Following a lunch at a local restaurant where traditionally only men participate, and in this occasion there will be the election of the Santesi who have the task of organizing the festival the following year. For more info: Municipality of Scheggino, tel. +39 0743613232.

Sant’Antonio Abate (Saint Anthony Abbot), Patron Saint of the animals and the work of the farmer, is a saint to whom the population of the Valnerina (Nera Valley) is very devout, celebrating since ancient times. The day dedicated to him is January 17th, and for the 2012, in no particular order:

– in Cascia (PG) the Feast of St. Anthony is inserted within the fourth edition of “Tradizione, che Passione!” (“Tradition, what a Passion!“). 2 Masses and the ‘asta delle agnelle’ (auction of the ewe lambs);
– in Norcia (PG), at the Benedictine nuns Monastery of St. Anthony, Mass and blessing of the animals, salt and wheat. After that, Parade of shepherds for the city and auction of lambs. For info: Municipality of Norcia, tel. +39 0743.824911;
– in Monteleone di Spoleto (PG) the lumbermen, after bless their pack animals like donkeys, mules and horses, leaving to the parson their load of wood, which will be used to heat the parsonage during the long winter;
– in Preci (PG) the celebrations take place during the afternoon, at the Caritas center. Mass at 15:00, followed by blessing of the animals and a buffet in the square opposite the Caritas center;
– in Scheggino (PG), after Mass, on the Church Plaza in front of the Church of St. Nicola or in the main square, the Parson of the small town blesses all the animals which are accompanied by their respective owners. Typically follows a small buffet or aperitif offered to all present by the Santesi (organizers of the event) in the Aretta of St. Antonio. Following a lunch at a local restaurant where traditionally only men participate, and in this occasion there will be the election of the Santesi who have the task of organizing the festival the following year. For more info: Municipality of Scheggino, tel. +39 0743613232.

Sant’Antonio Abate (Saint Anthony Abbot), Patron Saint of the animals and the work of the farmer, is a saint to whom the population of the Valnerina (Nera Valley) is very devout, celebrating since ancient times. The day dedicated to him is January 17th, and for the 2012, in no particular order:

– in Cascia (PG) the Feast of St. Anthony is inserted within the fourth edition of “Tradizione, che Passione!” (“Tradition, what a Passion!“). 2 Masses and the ‘asta delle agnelle’ (auction of the ewe lambs);
– in Norcia (PG), at the Benedictine nuns Monastery of St. Anthony, Mass and blessing of the animals, salt and wheat. After that, Parade of shepherds for the city and auction of lambs. For info: Municipality of Norcia, tel. +39 0743.824911;
– in Monteleone di Spoleto (PG) the lumbermen, after bless their pack animals like donkeys, mules and horses, leaving to the parson their load of wood, which will be used to heat the parsonage during the long winter;
– in Preci (PG) the celebrations take place during the afternoon, at the Caritas center. Mass at 15:00, followed by blessing of the animals and a buffet in the square opposite the Caritas center;
– in Scheggino (PG), after Mass, on the Church Plaza in front of the Church of St. Nicola or in the main square, the Parson of the small town blesses all the animals which are accompanied by their respective owners. Typically follows a small buffet or aperitif offered to all present by the Santesi (organizers of the event) in the Aretta of St. Antonio. Following a lunch at a local restaurant where traditionally only men participate, and in this occasion there will be the election of the Santesi who have the task of organizing the festival the following year. For more info: Municipality of Scheggino, tel. +39 0743613232.