Liberation of the Republic Day and Feast of Saint Agatha
The Holiday that the Republic of San Marino dedicates to Saint Agatha
San Marino celebrates the Saint every year, patroness of the city of Catania and patroness of the Republic. The holiday dates back to 5 February 1740, when Cardinal Enriquez, sent by the Holy See, restored that autonomy and freedom that Cardinal Alberoni had tried to undermine in the previous months. Since then the anniversary is celebrated with a suggestive ceremony with a procession that goes from Borgo Maggiore to the Basilica of the Saint in the historic center of San Marino.
8.00 - 9.00 - 10.00
Holy Masses in the Crypt of Saint Agatha
Solemn Mass in the Crypt of Saint Agatha in the presence of the Most Excellent Captains Regent and the Authorities
Flag-raising at the Public Palace
Procession in honor of Saint Agatha: departure from Borgo Maggiore. The procession is led by the priest of Serravalle and the Captains of Castello di Borgo Maggiore and Serravalle are present. In compliance with the health prevention measures, the procession will be held in a reduced format and participation of the followers will not be possible.
Rite in the Basilica in the presence of the Most Excellent Regency, with the participation of the Nuns of Eucharistic Adoration.
The programme could be subject to variations