December 8, Immacolata in Rome · Immaculate Conception Feast

Immacolata in Rome marian column

You are in Rome on December 8 and see processions and praying people in the centre and wondering what’s going on? You are at the Feast of Immacolata in Rome, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. This festival marks the beginning of the Christmas season in Rome. In Rome, the conception of the Virgin Mary is celebrated large and extensive. Find out here what’s going on in Rome on December 8.

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Rome Ferragosto · August 15 · Assumption Day in Rome

Rome Ferragosto Tiber island

Ferragosto in Rome, the holidays of Augustus, the holidays in August go back to ancient times. It’s one of the highest holidays in Italy, the 15th August. The church celebrates on the 15th August Assumption Day. In the weeks before and after Ferragosto, offices and factories are closed. Many Romans go to the seaside or in the mountains.

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