05 February 2025

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 Agatha 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 Saint Marinus in the Historic Centre of San Marino, starting at 14.30.


8.00 - 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

In Piazza della Libertà: Flag Raising Ceremony in the presence of the Uniformed Corps

Borgo Maggiore: departure of the Procession in honor of Saint Agatha. The Procession will be welcomed at Porta San Francesco by the Government Mayors.

Departure of the Regency Procession from Public Palace to the Basilica of Saint Marinus.

Religious rite in the Basilica: Singing of the "Te Deum" and the San Marino anthem. Blessing.

 The programme may be subject to change

05 February 2025

San Marino Old Town
Saint Agatha's Crypt
Public Palace
Basilica of Saint Marinus
Teatro Titano

Borgo Maggiore Old Town
Saint Antimo's Church

Price: free event
Republic of San Marino
booking not required


Basilica of Saint Marinus
Piazzale Domus Plebis
47890 Città di San Marino
San Marino