The local festival “Sagra di Sant’Antioco” takes place every year, 15 days after Easter. It is one of the oldest religious celebrations in Sardinia, this year recurring its 657th edition.
Here follows the programme manifesto (in Italian) of the celebrations, from 8th to 12th April.
Here’s a brief summary of the main events (in english) :
8th April Presentation of the book “Annali di Storia e Archeologia Sulcitana” – 4pm Aula Consiliare
Conference on the presentation of the art exhibit “Antioco, the Saint who came from the sea” – 7.15 pm Basilica S.Antioco Martire
9th April Pilgrimage and bread offering “Is coccois” to the Saint – 6 pm from Church Santa Maria Goretti towards the Basilica
Inauguration of the itinerant contemporary art exhibit “Antioco, the Saint who came from the sea” – 8 pm Museo Archeologico F. Barreca
Concert and Cabaret – 8.30 pm Museo Archeologico F. Barreca; 9.30 pm Piazza Umberto
10th April Historical re-enactment “Awakening of the City” – 9 am from Basilica S.Antioco Martire
Folk groups from all over Sardinia – 10 am from the Church N.S. di Bonaria to Piazza Umberto
Pariglie “Sa cursa po Santu Antiogu” – 3.30 pm Lungomare Silvio Olla
11th April Solemn procession with folk group, kights, traccas and launeddas from all over Sardinia – 6.30 pm from Basilica towards various streets of Sant’Antioco town
Sardinian dance, fireworks and GolaSeca concert – from 9 pm Piazza de Gasperi, Laguna Sant’Antioco and Piazza Umberto