The devotion to the Saint dates back to the 16th century, according to tradition St. Lawrence intercepted a cargo of merchandise infected by the plague and burned it to save the village. The festivities begin on July 31st, every day is dedicated to the different ecclesial and civil realities, they end on August 10 with the celebration of a Mass at 18.00 followed by a procession with the simulacrum and the relic of St. Lawrence. In occasion of the feast, tournaments, musical performances and concerts are organized and towards the end of the evening, you can watch the strongly-awaited for fireworks show that starts at midnight on August 10, coinciding with the falling of the stars.
It is advisable to also participate in the “Palio dei Normanni” which takes place in Piazza Armerina from August 12th to the 14th, the celebrations of Maria Santissima del Ponte in Caltagirone on August 15th and to take part in the many activities offered by the District.
It is advisable to contact the Pro Loco of Aidone (Via Mazzini 1- firstname.lastname@example.org- Tel: 333 1791293).
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