Faith in Sicily - Sant' Agata
That in occasion of Saint Agata is one of the biggest and longest Catholic celebration in the World, the 3rd for number of pilgrims involved. It takes place in Catania, Sicily, Italy, every year from the 3rd to the 5th of February.
During the celebration thousands of people gather in the city centre to see the statue of the saint and ask it for benedictions and miracles. The devoted people, who pull the statue around the street of Catania, are called “Cittadini” (citizens) and following the rule they wear white dresses, handkerchiefs on their heads and gloves. This tradition, probably started in 1376, is still extremely contemporary for the local people and lived as a moment of reunion and identity.