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The Feast Day of Sant’Erasmo and San Giovanni Battista

The patron saints of the town of Formia are Sant’Erasmo and San Giovanni Battista. The feast day of Saint Erasmo is celebrated on the 2nd June and the feast day of San Giovanni is celebrated on the 24th June. The statues of the saints are carried in religious processions throughout the many disticts of the Formia.  There is also music, entertainmenet and firework displays.

Feast of Sant'Erasmo in Formia Italy 2017
Feast of San Giovanni Battista in Formia Italy 2017

Photos of the Processions in Formia

Statue of Sant'Erasmo of Formia Italy
Feast of Sant'Erasmo in Castellone Formia Italy
Sant'Erasmo of Formia Italy
Church of Sant'Erasmo in Formia Italy
Procession of Sant'Erasmo in Formia Italy
Feast of Sant'Erasmo of Formia Italy
Feast of Sant'Erasmo in Formia Italy
Procession of Sant'Erasmo in Castellone Formia Italy
Feast of Sant'Erasmo in Castellone Formia Italy
Feast of San Giovanni in Formia Italy
Statue of San Giovanni of Formia Italy
Statue of San Giovanni of Formia Italy
PFeast of San Giovanni in Formia Italy
Feast of San Giovanni in Formia Italy
Procession on the Feast of San Giovanni in Formia Italy
Procession on the Feast of San Giovanni in Formia Italy
Procession on the Feast of San Giovanni in Formia Italy
Procession of Sant'Erasmo and San Giovanni of Formia Italy
Procession of Sant'Erasmo and San Giovanni of Formia Italy
Procession of Sant'Erasmo and San Giovanni of Formia Italy
Procession on the Feast of San Giovanni in Formia Italy
Feast Day of San Giovanni of Formia Italy
Procession on the Feast of San Giovanni in Formia Italy

Thank you to Pirovagando for giving me permission to use their photographs of the special festivities.

The Procession of Boats in the Harbour

During the processions the statues of the saints are carried onto a boat and sailed around the harbour.

Feast of San Giovanni Battista in Formia Italy
Statues of St Erasmo and St Giovanni Battista of Formia Italy
Statue of St Erasmo of Formia Italy
Feast of San Giovanni in Formia Italy
Feast Day in the Harbour of Formia in Italy
Formia Harbour Italy Feast of San Giovanni Battista
Feast Day Formia Harbour in Italy
Formia Italy Harbour Feast of San Giovanni Battista
Formia in South Lazio Italy

Festival Lights

Street illuminations during the celebrations.

Steet Lights on thea Feast of San Giovanni in Formia Italy
Street Illuminations on a Feast Day in Formia Italy
Illuminations on a Feast Day in Formia Italy

Fireworks

At the end of the celebrations there is always a spectacular firework display set off from the harbour.

Fireworks in Formia Italy
Fireworks in Formia Italy
Fireworks in Formia Italy
Fireworks in Formia Italy

Photos in this section above Courtesy of Pirovagando

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