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Festivity of Saint Anthony Abbot

“Sant’Antoni ‘e su fogu” January 16 to 17

Festa di Sant.Antonio

Named also “Sant’Antoni ‘e su fogu” from the locals, that means the Saint of the Fire. According to traditions, the evening of January 16 the village of Silanus celebrates Sant'Antonio Abate by lighting a huge bonfire in the square outside the Church. The lighting, which takes place at 3.00 p.m., is organized by a common citizen called “obriere” (this commitment is usually taken because of a vow to the Protector Saint) with the help of the “obriere” of the previous two years. At 8.00 p.m. the celebration proceeds with the fireworks show, giving the community several opportunities to socialize. Each year, applies a sort of "competition" between the organizers of the festival under way and those of previous years for those who can most surprise the audience with the great spectacle of the fireworks.

The religious festival continues Jan. 17. At 10.00 a.m. starts the imposing Procession through the streets of Old Town, ending in the church. The High Mass in honor of the Saint Patron takes place at 11.00 am, right when the Procession stops. After the Mass sweets and wine are offered to all participants. Also lunch and dinner are offered from the “obriere” in office. In recent years it has become usual to roast calves, piglets and sheeps to the embers of Saint Anthony’s Fire and offer them to the communityof Silanus. Obviously, all washed down with a great “cannonau” (typical local red wine)!

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