The Festa dei Ceri in Gubbio, Italy, dates back to the 12th century. People charge through town carrying three large wooden structures weighing hundreds of kilograms topped with statues of saints. The people who support the heavy ceri (candles) wear colored shirts to represent their respective saint – yellow for St. Ubaldo, blue for St. Giorgio and black for St. Anthony.
Lunch celebration during the Festa dei Ceri at the Piazza del Duomo. Gubbio, Italy, 2014.