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Festivity of Saint Lawrence Martyr

“Festivity of Saint Lawrence Martyr (9-10-11 August)

Processione del Santo

This is the most important celebration, which is organized by a committee annually renewed. The party was founded in the early fifties by the will of the municipal administration, as a meeting point for emigrants that used to rejoin their relatives for summer holidays. The festival begins with the novena in the Cistercian church of San Lorenzo, located upstream of the village. During the novena the singing of "Gosos", traditional dialect songs in honor of the Saint, are particularly expected.

During the three days, you can watch performances of traditional and modern music. There will also be exhibitions, stalls, games, "barracas" (dining stands) that enriches the festival.

The day of August 10 begins with a procession of the Saint who runs from the Church to the main street of the village. The procession consists of a hundred horses and the Music Band. The statue of the Saint is carried by young people of the committee. The bells ring for the whole duration of the procession. The inevitable offer of sweets and drinks follows the solemn celebration of the Mass.

In the afternoon you can watch the traditional parade, with the participation of numerous folk groups from various parts of the region that in the evening will be performing on stage in Piazza Carraghentu.

Very important is the evening dedicated to the extemporaneous poetry. Silanus' citizens really love and appreciate that kind of art. Infact Silanus can boast improviser poets of great renown, such as Mario Masala or the late Franziscu Mura.

On the last day, the show of pairs draws huge crowd made up of many tourists. Pairs are stunts and acrobatics on horses performed by riders in a race run. The show is held in Via Stazione, specially set for the horserace. San Lorenzo is the major attraction for tourists who flock to the square, conscious of the atmosphere of religiosity and traditions that the event offers.

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