Feast of Sant'Antonio 2024 program in Vieste

Patronal Feast of Sant'Antonio in Vieste 2024

The enchanting city of Vieste is preparing to welcome one of the most anticipated events of the year: the celebrations in honor of Saint Anthony of Padua. From May 30th to June 13th, the city will come alive with religious and civil celebrations, offering visitors a unique experience of devotion, traditions and fun. Let's discover the detailed program of the party together.

Celebration programme

May 30

  • 18 hours: 45: Solemn enthronement of the simulacrum of Saint Anthony with firecrackers fired.

From May 31st to June 12th

  • 18 hours: 45: Holy Mass and Tredicina in honor of the Saint.

8 June

  • 20 hours: 30: Guided tour “History and Cult of the Saint” at the church of San Francesco.

10 June

  • 18 hours: 45: Blessing of children during the Holy Mass.

11 June (Marina Piccola)

  • 10 hours: 30: Holy Mass at the retirement home for the sick and elderly.
  • 18 hours: 45: Holy Mass.
  • 19 hours: 30: Craft and antique market.
  • 20 hours: 00: “King & Queen” dance evening.
  • 21 hours: 00: Musical show “Rhythms and Tapes”.
  • 22 hours: 00: “Pizzeche and Muzzeche” concert.

12 June (Marina Piccola)

  • 19 hours: 30: Craft and antique market.
  • 21 hours: 30: “Salento Party”.

13 June

  • 5:30, 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30: Masses of the People and blessing of the Blessed Bread.
  • 18 hours: 45: Solemn mass presided over by Archbishop Father Franco Moscone
  • After the mass: Procession through the streets of the city, concluded with a fireworks display in Marina Piccola.
  • 19 hours: 30: Music band concert “P. Rinaldi and G. Cariglia”.
  • 22 hours: 00: Musical show “Hit Parade Tour” with Deno Morelli and Marcello Cirillo.
  • 24 hours: 00: Fireworks show in Marina Piccola.

The celebrations in honor of Saint Anthony of Padua in Vieste will be held from 30 May to 13 June, offering a rich program of religious and civil events. The celebrations will begin on May 30th with the solemn enthronement of the simulacrum of Saint Anthony, accompanied by the firing of firecrackers. From May 31st to June 12th, every evening at 18pm, the Holy Mass will be celebrated with the Tredicina in honor of the Saint.

On June 8, there will be a guided tour at the church of San Francesco, organized by the Mythos Association. On June 10th, during the Holy Mass at 18pm, the blessing of the children will be held. June 45th will be dedicated to the sick and elderly, with a Holy Mass at the retirement home at 11am and a subsequent celebration at 10pm.

June 13th will be the culminating day of the religious celebrations, with several Masses starting from 5am until 30am, followed by the blessing of the Blessed Bread. The solemn mass at 11pm with the procession through the streets of the city and a fireworks display at Marina Piccola.

Parallel to the religious events, a rich civil program will take place. On 11 and 12 June, in Marina Piccola, craft and antique markets will be held from 19pm, followed by evenings of music and dance. June 30th will see performances of "King & Queen" and "Ritmi e Nastri", while June 11th will be animated by the "Salento Party". June 12th will begin with the firing of firecrackers at 13:8 am and will end with the concert of the “P. Rinaldi and G. Cariglia” at 00 pm and the “Hit Parade Tour” show with Deno Morelli and Marcello Cirillo at 19 pm, followed by fireworks at midnight.

The celebrations of Sant'Antonio di Padova thus offer a unique opportunity to experience intense moments of faith and participate in lively entertainment events, involving the entire community and visitors to Vieste.

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