Rome “Festa de Noantri” in Trastevere

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The Feast Noantri (ie “the rest of us,” as opposed to “the rest of you who live in other districts”) is celebrated in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on the occasion of His liturgical celebration, July 15 to 30 in Trastevere district. And ‘undoubtedly one of the most favorite holidays of the Roman people. The origins of the festival seems to date back to 1535: in fact, handed down after a storm that was found at the mouth of the Tiber by fishermen a statue of the Virgin Mary carved in cedar wood.

Madonna, for this reason called “Madonna Fiumarola” (The Italian word fiume means river –  hence Fiumarola.), was then donated to the Carmelites (to whom we owe the title “Our Lady of Mount Carmel”) of the church of San Crisogono in Trastevere (Piazza Sonnino); He became the patron saint of Trasteverini (the citizens of Trastevere District).

The statue is now posed in the church of St. Agatha, the square half way Via della Lungaretta (Piazza S. Giovanni de Matha): from here every year on the Saturday after July 16 (liturgical solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) .

The polychrome wooden statue of the nineteenth century that depicts the Madonna del Carmine is carried in procession through the streets of the neighborhood to the church of San Crisogono, where it stays for eight days before returning with another procession into church it belongs to.

Over time, the festival has become to meet tourist needs, thus losing its popular character, but retaining its strong religious feeling.

 

Date:

from 2015-07-16 to 2015-07-27

Where

Rione Trastevere (Gianicolo) (Roma centro)

Free

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