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The festival of Saint Agatha is the most important religious festival of the city of Catania. It is celebrated in honour of the patron saint of the city, and is one of the religious festivals of the catholic follow up, just for the number of people that involves and attracts.

The festival of Saint Agatha is the most important religious festival of the city of Catania. It is celebrated in honour of the patron saint of the city, and is one of the religious festivals of the catholic follow up, just for the number of people that involves and attracts.

Where: Municipio, Piazza Duomo.

CATANIA | Sicily
comitatofestasantagata@gmail.com
Pec: comitatofestasantagata@pec.it

Where: Municipio, Piazza Duomo.

CATANIA | Sicily
comitatofestasantagata@gmail.com
Pec: comitatofestasantagata@pec.it

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The presentation of the committee

Not less complex, the rules for the participation of the Stars, called to a more active participation and cohesive to the party in full compliance with the law. Still, the regulation on the processions which, in particular, reform the procession of February 3 for the offering of wax, and governs their participation even with the appointment of a coordinator of the lay. There is also a regulation for the associations linked to the party not only for the historical associations of Saint Agatha, but also the associations of the Stars and the associations of Legality. For all the regulation establishing a “comparison Table” that meets on a regular basis. A further regulation is dedicated to the Peregrinatio Reliquiarum, disciplining the times and rules; another to the fireworks, another strong point of the processions. The last, finally, is dedicated to the rules for the opening of the “Cammaredda”, the Chapel of St. Agatha in the Cathedral. Ordinarily open only to the beginning of the rites of February and of August, was opened here three times in extraordinary session, recalling the great crowd of the faithful.
 

From August 2015, after a decade of darkness, the management of the Festival of Saint Agatha is entrusted to the “Comitato per la Festa di Sant’Agata nella città di Catania”, an Entity, on equal terms, with legal personality, born from the desire of the Archdiocese and the Municipality of Catania, to organise the Party, preserve the religious aspects, to ensure order, security and legality.


Currently the Committee – this year is his first experience on the driving of the festivities - it is chaired by Riccardo Tomasello and composed by Giovanni Russo (vice-president), Giampaolo Adonia, Fulvia Caffo, Puccio Gennarino, Carmelo Peluso, Maria Grazia Tomasello and Luigi Maina, the historical referent of the Festival, confirmed as honorary president.


From 2015 to 2019, with the first Committee in charge of the organization of the first rules, the seven Regulations which regulate in detail some of the salient features and sensitive to the celebrations.The first to be approved concerning the rules for the choice of the Master of the Relics of its employees, setting of specific responsibilities.

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The members of the committee

DOTT. RICCARDO TOMASELLO

DOTT. RICCARDO TOMASELLO

DOTT. RICCARDO TOMASELLO

DOTT. RICCARDO TOMASELLO

PRESIDENT

PRESIDENT

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The members of the committee

DOTT. RICCARDO TOMASELLO

PROF. GIOVANNI RUSSO

VICE PRESIDENT

PRESIDENT

DOTT. MARIA GRAZIA TOMASELLO

COMM. LUIGI MAINA

HONORARY PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

DOTT. GIANPAOLO ADONIA

DOTT.SSA FULVIA CAFFO

TREASURER

MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE

AVV. CARMELO PELUSO

DOTT. GIUSEPPE GENNARINO

MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE

MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE

The history

Safety

Itinerary

Catania is full of many events for the celebration of the festival of Saint Agatha. Discover them all by looking at the program!

Saint Agatha is an ancient festival.

From 1522 to 2020, you can retrace the most important moments of the holiday.

Discover the security plan for the edition 2020 of the Feast of Sant'Agata. New rules to regulate the safety of all.

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