From May 7th to May 9th, 2015 Bari, Puglia’s capital will celebrate its Patron, San Nicola. Thousands of tourists and pilgrims come to Bari to join in the celebration that will last for three days. On the first day a historical procession will take place in Bari Vecchia. An icon of the Saint will be carried through the narrow streets accompanied by attendants dressed in the traditional way and by many pilgrims. When Saint Nicholas is returned to the church, the bells will ring. On the second day a large statue of the Saint is carried along the coast and then back to the Basilica by colourfully decorated boats. On the third day there will be religious celebrations and a wonderful fireworks.

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