On the occasion of the festivities a procession takes place on the sea. The statue of the Madonna, covered with gold, silk and gold, is carried on a boat with others followed, all decorated and flagged.
The procession arrives at the place called Punta Stendardo; here a crown is left in the water to commemorate the fallen of the sea. Tradition has it that in 1655 the Madonna appeared to shipwrecked people during a storm, helping them. This religious celebration, whose protagonists are fishermen and sailors in general, has remained a heartfelt communion event over the centuries.
The party then continues throughout the evening in the village of Porto Salvo, with music, shows and stalls.
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