celebration in SaSSari
How the Faradda unfolds
Sassari’s Descent of the Candelieri is a five-century-old festival which, on every August 14th, celebrates the city’s devotion for the Madonna dell’Assunta. Eleven big wooden candles are carried on the participants’ shoulders through the city streets, up to the Santa Maria of Betlem Church. Every year the Faradda di li Candareri – as the celebration is called in the vernacular of Sassari – attracts 100,000 tourists from all over the world.