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Festa della Madonna della Neve in Rome, August 5, 2011

Celebrating the miraculous August Snow and vision of Virgin Mary

Festa della Madonna della Neve or The Feast of the "Madonna of the Snow" is held on August 5 every year at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. The event is held at Rome’s one of the most religiously significant churches to celebrate the legendary and “miraculous” snowfall that took place in August in the 4th century signaling the faithful to build a church in the memory of Santa Maria Maggiore, at the place it occurred. To celebrate the event many Rome flights bring thousands of tourists and pilgrims from world over every year to this ancient, historic city.

This is a good opportunity for pilgrims and tourists to avail special airline discount offered by leading international airlines and travel by cheap flights to Rome to attend the festivities and witness the spectacular shower of white rose petals from the dome of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore to commemorate the miracle that took place in August in the 4th century.

Take flights to Rome this August and be a witness to the grand celebrations at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore where there’s a majestic display of white flower petals falling from above the chapel and blanketing the ground around it. After the showering of the petals is over, the huge crowds gathered around the chapel disperse and follow in a procession back to their municipality to hold further celebrations. The processions present a beautiful spectacle walking on the winding roads holding in their hands a statue of Virgin Mary. Book your cheap tickets to Rome if you don’t want to miss out on the poignant and beautiful celebrations on this day.

Besides Festa della Madonna della Neve, there are other events in August that are all set to enthrall you once you take Rome flights and reach there. Ferragosto is one such event taking place on August 15 that heralds the traditional start of the summer holidays. This day fall on the religious holiday of Assumption. This is indeed a gala time for Romans, who go out on vacations to the mountains or beaches. If you are present on this day in Rome, you’ll simply love to participate in the music and dance festivals taking place on this day. You’ll find dance and music performances in the evenings through August 15 at the Castle Sant' Angelo. Visiting Rome in August will provide visual treat to you. Being summer time during August, the city is abuzz with numerous events and performances. Enjoy yourself by visiting the many squares and parks in Rome where concerts take place throughout the month. Dance performances and opera are also held in the ancient Baths of Caracalla. Visit Rome in August and have a gala, fun-filled time here.
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