Festa del Redentore 2015
The Festa del Redentore is one of the most popular festivals in Venice, a tradition that combines a religion with spectacular celebrations. Dating back to 1577, the Redentore was first held to celebrate the city’s deliverance from a terrible plague that struck the city. In thanks for the end of this terrible period, Palladio designed and constructed the Redentore Church, on the Giudecca Island. On the third Saturday of July each year a bridge is built across the Giudecca Canal linking the island of Venice to the island of Giudecca for a day. A mass is celebrated at the church and in the evening the basin of St. Mark hosts a phantasmagorical firework display that lights up the spires, domes and bell towers of the city with a kaleidoscope of colours and reflections. At dusk, the Venetians gather in a plethora of small boats, decorated with balloons, flowers and brightly coloured lanterns to ensure the best viewing spot in the St. Mark’s Basin and the Giudecca Canal. Picnics and Prosecco keep everyone busy, with boat hopping and partying until the fireworks begin at 11.30pm.
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