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On the eve of the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Florentines walk through the city carrying paper lanterns illuminated by candles from within. This tradition dates back to the Renaissance, when pilgrims bearing lanterns would gather in front of the Church of the Most Holy Annunciation (Santissima Annunziata), a Marian sanctuary, on that date. Many would arrive from outside of the city after sunset so needed a lantern to light the way. Today the main events of the Rificolona, including a speech by Florence’s Cardinal, are held in Piazza Santissima Annunziata. The main procession, however, starts in Piazza Santa Croce at around 8 pm, and passes through Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo then through Via dei Servi to arrive into the Piazza S.S. Annunziata.
From 07-09-2012 to 07-09-2012
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