364th FEAST OF SAINT EFISIO

from May 01, 2020 to May 03, 2020

On the 3rd of May 2020, Cagliari and the whole of Sardinia celebrate the 364th fulfillment of the solemn vow to Saint Efisio.

For more than 300 years, at the beginning of May, the whole of Sardinia accompany their patron in this traditional, unique procession retracing the steps of Saint Efisio from the place of his captivity and martyrdom in Nora to the Church of Stampace where his relics still remain.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and in compliance with the Italian government provisions to contain the spread of Coronavirus, the 2020 rites will not follow the usual schedule and the stages of the traditional pilgrimage will not be respected. All the religious functions will be held behind closed doors.

On Sunday 3 May 2020, the Saint's simulacrum will be carried directly to the church of Nora by an open-air van. At the end of the religious functions that will be held there, the simulacrum of Saint Efisio will return on the same day to Cagliari, to its own church located in the heart of the Stampace district.
 
All phases of the fulfillment of the solemn vow will take place without public participation.
 
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All stages of the procession, including the transport of the simulacrum, will be broadcast on our Facebook pages "Cagliari Turismo" and "Festa di Sant'Efisio".

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