15. Aug, 2012

Celebrating August 15 in Positano

In Italy, August 15 is one of the most important holidays. In Positano, this holiday is celebrated not just with their traditional fireworks in the evening of August 15. Click here for the 2012 list of events. Following this link to Positano My Life Site you can read in detail about the adventurous arrival and theft by saraceni, according to legend, of the icon of the Black Madonna on the shores of Positano around 1159. Starting August 14, this event is celebrated every year, with processions along the beach where a statue of the Madonna (positioned to the left of the main altar) is carried along by the "marinai" (fishermen), with and on the boats.