Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Another Holiday, This Time With Fire!

This is how Torino celebrates the holiday of it's patron saint, San Giovanni.
They burn stuff.
Yes, Last night was the kick off to St. John's Day which here in Italy means that they build a giant fire in the center of Piazza Castello. I learned that the superstition goes, if the pole in the center fall towards the people, its good luck, if it falls towards the castle, it's a year of bad luck. Conveniently it fell towards us. Today everybody has the day off and tonight there will be fireworks! Here is the before and after of the bon fire:

1 comment:

Kavita said...

I stop by your blog nearly everyday. I enjoy the short posts & the pictures complete them. Thank you. I live in India & love Italy too.