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Festivity of Santa Sabina

“Festivity of Santa Sabina

(“Santa Sarbana” - From the third Monday in September for nine days)

Chiesa Festa Santa Sabina - Bed and Breakfast -Sialnus (nuoro)

The festival is held the last week of September, the period of rural agreements renewals (one of many traditions introduced by the Byzantines). The religious liturgy and the civil celebrations begin with the novena in the rural Church situated about two kilometers away from the village. During the afternoon faithfuls called (Andantiles) walk along the distance that separates the church from the village.

Until a few years ago, official organizers, called "Sos Operaios", along with helpers, called "Sos Nuinantes" used to live in the small houses on the site, " Sos Muristenes”, for the whole duration of the celebrations. The festival is usually organized because a vow of faith to the Saint, by four or five "Operaios", and takes place in the second fifteen days of September. The most popular events are on Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays that fall during the novena, characterized by the presence of large audience that participates to the Mass which follows "Su Rosariu", the Rosary in Sardinian language, of ancient tradition. Later, the procession will take place around the small Sanctuary, providing with "Gosos de Sants Sarbana", typical sung prayers accompanied by accordions.

Even in this rural festival, as well as going to San Bartolo, on Sunday, a donkeys race is held, for the fun of children and adults.

The traditional and genuine hospitality makes this festival an event eagerly awaited by the community of Silanus, that invites many foreigners to the participation.

The more attractive days are "Sos Izzadorzos", on Saturday and Tuesday. Singing, dancing and playing of "Sa Murra" enliven the wakeful nights, made unforgettable by the constant generous offering of sweets and drinks.

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