|La corsa dei ceri|
In fact, even if there are more than 800 years, since 1160 a.C. that this amazing and crazy party takes place, not a historical festival, a celebration today, very current.
The citizens of Gubbio when it arrives on May 15 and September 15 stop, if you live outside Gubbio take leave and return to their city.
It 'a whirlwind of emotions live the Corsa dei Ceri in Gubbio, a lump in his stomach that takes you and accompanies you throughout the day, when the candles are' lifted ', the wild ride to the summit of Mount Ingino to evening, when the taverns open and thousands of people sings, dances, and they fight for the entire Gubbio.
I could write pages and pages on the traditions, the preparations of the Corsa dei Ceri, but this event is to be lived rather than to describe, because so many words you can say the Corsa dei Ceri, but I wanted to offer a video - below - so that can realize the uniqueness of this extraordinary day, called in English "Saint Ubaldo Day, Wikipedia"
It 'a party life, and it tells a person who has participated in this festival only 2-3 times, though I live 30 miles from Gubbio... must see for Your next holidays in Italy ...
Update: Corsa dei Ceri 2012: "The start":