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Festa dei Tabernacoli

The public competition for the Festa dei Tabernacoli is organised by the Magistrato delle Contrade and the Comitato Amici del Palio, with the support of the Municipality of Siena and the Amministrazione Provinciale. The competition takes place every year on 8 September, to mark the celebration of the Nativity of Mary. The display, apart from perpetuating a tradition which is simply part of life in the contrade (districts), is intended to make people see the strong connection between these civic tabernacles and popular sentiment, thereby simultaneously playing an educational role for the young generations in the contrade.

Sources: comune.siena.itcomitatoamicidelpalio.it/festa-dei-tabernacoli

GENERAL INFO
Date / period
8 September
Address
Via Salicotto, 13, 53100 Siena SI, Italia
Municipality
Siena (SI)
GPS coordinates
43.31832,11.332144
Contact person
Magistrato delle Contrade e Comitato Amici del Palio
Telephone
0577 292117
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