05 February 2021

Liberation of the Republic Day and Feast of Saint Agatha

The Holiday that the Republic of San Marino dedicates to Saint Agatha


San Marino celebrates the Saint every year, patroness of the city of Catania and patroness of the Republic. The holiday dates back to 5 February 1740, when Cardinal Enriquez, sent by the Holy See, restored that autonomy and freedom that Cardinal Alberoni had tried to undermine in the previous months. Since then the anniversary is celebrated with a suggestive ceremony with a procession that goes from Borgo Maggiore to the Basilica of the Saint in the historic center of San Marino.

Program

8.00 - 9.00 - 10.00
Holy Masses in the Crypt of Saint Agatha

11.30
Solemn Mass in the Crypt of Saint Agatha in the presence of the Most Excellent Captains Regent and the Authorities

14.30
Flag-raising at the Public Palace, all Uniformed Bodies present

14.30
Procession in honor of Saint Agatha: departure from Borgo Maggiore, received by the Sindaci di Governo at Porta del Paese, continuation with Militia and Military Band towards the Basilica

15.00
Transfer of the Regency and the Authorities, escorted by the Honor Guard, to the Basilica

15.15
Arrival of the procession in the Basilica

15.30
Rite in the Basilica, Singing of the "Te Deum" and performance of the National Anthem, blessing

05 February 2021
8.00-15.30

San Marino Old Town
Cripta di Sant'Agata (Saint Agatha's Crypt)
Palazzo Pubblico (Public Palace)
Basilica del Santo (Basilica of the Saint)
Borgo Maggiore Old Town
Chiesa di Sant'Antimo (Saint Antimo's Church)

Price: Free event
Organizer:
Republic of San Marino
The organizer informs that the event has the possibility of access for disabled.
Contacts:
Booking not required

maps

Piazzale Domus Plebis
47890 Città di San Marino
San Marino

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