Religion in Poggioreale: Festival Calendar

Calendar of Religious Celebration and Adoration

January 17         Saint Anthony the Abbot                  San Antonio Abate

February 3         Saint Blaise                                          San Biagio

March 19            Saint Joseph                                        San Giuseppe

May 3                  Feast of the Holy Cross                     Festa della Santa Croce

May 8                  Saint Michael the Archangel            San Michele Arcangelo

May 30                Feast of the Ascension                      L’Ascensione

June 13                Saint Anthony of Padua                   San Antonio di Padua

June 24               Saint John the Baptist                      San Giovanni Battista

July 26                Saint Anne, Holy Mother                 Beddra Matri Santa Anna

September 14    Feast of the Holy Sepulcher             il Santa Sepolcro

December 6       Saint Nicolas                                        San Nicola

December 13      Saint Lucy                                            Santa Lucia

[This webpage is excerpted from the book: “The History of Poggioreale, Sicily – From 1640 to 1956.” Originally written in Italian by: Canonico Dottore Francesco Aloisio in 1956. Adapted and translated by: Dr. Jeremiah P. Spence, Ph.D. of Austin, Texas. 5th Edition. International Order of Genealogists Publishing. Ireland. 2019. ISBN: 9781072403371. The book can be purchased online at: ]