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In Palazzolo the great devotion for this saint is ancient, testimonial to this is the Chapel to Him dedicated nearby the ancient church of Our Lady of the Annunciation existing since the XV century. The feast, fixed for the recurrence of the 20 Jannuary, in palazzolo it' s repeated on the 10 August, with the same great devotion but with a frame of pubblic, an exceptional spectacularity and folclore. The summer feast took place that of Our lady of Odigitria that was chosen for the good season and because it coincided withi "nuri" a Palazzolo 10 agosto the August fair and with the harvesting of the wheat. Such valid movites induced for the confirmation of the 10 August even for the external feast of St. Sebastian.
Giorno 10 August, 10,30am, the blessing of the "cuddure" offered bread; 01,00pm, suggesting "sciuta" coming out of the relic and the saint carried on naked shoulders between the shooting of firecrackers and the dropping of thousands of 'nsareddi Benedizione del Pane di San Sebastiano 10 agosto h.10.30(strips of coloured paper 2mt long); to the sound of the band, the two similacrum are followed by barefooted women and by thousands of devouted people

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