"Calendimaggio" of Assisi
2-3-4-5 May 2018

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Wednesday

2

May

"Consegna delle Chiavi"

3.00 p.m.

Upper Part - Blessing of the Banners in the Cathedral of St. Rufino
Lower Part - Blessing of the Banners in the upper Basilica of St. Francis

3.45 p.m.

The ringing of the City Hall Bell announces the start of the Festival

4.00 p.m.

Piazza Santa Chiara
The start of the Ente Calendimaggio procession

Piazza del Comune

Choir of the Parts - Execution Inno del Coprifuoco

 The “Maestro di Campo” takes on supreme authority 

Arrival of the historical parades. Restitution of the “Palio” 

Greeting of the President-Magistrate -Presentation and investiture of the Jurors

The two Parts challenge each other

Parade along Corso Mazzini and Piazza St. Chiara

9.30 p.m.

Re-enactment of medieval life in the “Upper Part”*

 

Thursday

3

May

"Madonna Primavera"

3.00 p.m.

Piazza del Comune

The ringing of the City Hall Bell announces the start of the Festival

Arrival of the historical parades. A contest of games: 

Crossbow competition, the log sled race, tug-of-war 

for the proclamation of “Lady of Spring”

Madonna Primavera parade 

Parade along Corso Mazzini and Piazza St. Chiara

9.30 p.m.

Re-enactment of medieval life in the “Lower Part”*

 

Friday

4

May

"Lo Spettacolo"

3.30 p.m.

Piazza del Comune

Challenge between the Drummers of the Parte de Sopra and Parte de Sotto.

Performance “Gruppo Nuovo Piccolo Teatro”

Performance of the Flag-Wavers of Assisi

“The Competition”

9.30 p.m.

The ringing of the City Hall Bell announces the start of the Festival

Arrival of the historical parades

 

Saturday 

5

May

“The Challenge”

3.30 p.m.

Piazza del Comune

The ringing of the City Hall Bell announces the start of the Festival

Arrival of the historical parades 

Parade along Corso Mazzini and Piazza St. Chiara

“The polyphonic competition”

9.30 p.m.

The ringing of the City Hall Bell announces the start of the Festival

Choral contest between the two Parts

Awarding of the “Palio”

 

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