Gaeta Feast Days Festivals and Events

A list of Gaeta feast days, festivals and events throughout the year.

Sabato Grasso and Carnivale

  A pre Lent Festival usually held in February. There is usually a Carnival where children dress up in costumes.

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Festa dell’Annunziata or Feast of the Annunziation

25th March

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Gaeta Yacht Med Festival

The Gaeta Yacht Med Festival is normally held towards the end of April 

Harbour and Medieval Centre of Gaeta Yacht Med Festival Italy

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Festa of the Tiella – Gaetavola

31 May 2017 – Festival celebrating the local dish the Tiella of Gaeta, Anchovies and Olive Oil

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Feast of Sant’Erasmo and San Marciano

The Feast day of Sant’Erasmo falls on the 2nd June. There is a three day festival in June, in honour of both Sant’Erasmo and San Marciano who are the patron saints of the city of Gaeta. (Sant’Erasmo is also a patron saint of the nearby town of Formia.  In Gaeta there is a solemn procession with the statues and relics of the “healing saints” – from the Cathedral of Sant’Erasmo to the Town Hall or Comune.   The water-front comes alive with festivities, music and food.  In the evening there is a wonderful firework display.

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Feast of Sant’Antonio di Padua

13 June June

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Feast of San Giacomo Apostolo

25th July

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Feast of Madonna di Porto Salvo also known as – “The Feast Day of the Sea”

2nd Sunday in August – A special boat decorated with flowers and colourful bunting takes to the sea, transporting the statue of “La Madonna del Mare”. The statue has clothes that have been richly embroidered. This boat is then followed by a flotilla of small vessels who sail to just outside the port.  Prayers are said for the safety of sailors and fishermen and a garland of flowers is cast onto the water.  This tradition has taken place since 1926.  Back on land there is musical entertainment and festivities, culminating around midnight in a grand display of fireworks.

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Festa di Sant’Anna

26th July

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Festa della Madonna della Natività

8th September

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Feast of San Cosma e San Damiano

26 September

Gaeta Feast of Saints Cosma and Damiano

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Gaeta Food Festival – Le Vie di Gaeta 

30th October 2017 –  Gaeta Food Festival

A gastronomic celebration of local recipes, and wine, where locals offer samples of their freshly prepared delicacies.

 Italy Gaeta Food Festival in Via Indipendenza

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Festa della Madonna del Rosario

7th October

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Feast of San Francesco d’Assisi

4th October

Painting in the Church of San Francesco in Gaeta Italy

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Festa di San Carlo Borromeo

4th November

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