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Pesa Vegia Fest Bellano

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Pesa Vegia Fest Bellano

Three Kings Festival

Bellano on the night of January 5th to 6th "Pesa Vegia & rdquo; in anticipation of the Three Kings . Historical festival with traditional Spanish costumes from the 16th century.

The origin of this festival is now 400 years back. It happened in 1606 and the background is the fight of the people of Bellano against the Spanish rule at the time, who wanted to introduce a new unit of weight. A delegation from Bellano was sent to Como for the Spanish rule, which should represent the interests of the local craftsmen and traders.
According to tradition, she returned from Como on the night of January 5th to 6th with a boat
and brought the good news that the & ldquo; Pesa Vegia & ldquo ;, the old Weight may also be used in the future.

From this legend a local it developed a folk festival with many performers in colorful historical costumes from the 17th century. in a historical staging mixed with an original nativity play, with the burning of a pyre & ldquo; falo & ldquo; on the shore of the lake, with a traditional market, as well as the procession of the three holy kings in the night to & ldquo; Epifania & ldquo; January 6th.
The festival starts in the afternoon at 4 pm with a nativity play.

The historical parade begins at 9 p.m. in the streets of Bellano with the scales.
At 10 p.m. the honorary officers arrive on horseback at the port to receive the delegates who are returning from Como in a boat.
At 10.30 p.m., Governor De Fuentes solemnly announced from the balcony of the town hall that the & ldquo; Pesa Vegia & ldquo ;, the old weight, may also be used in the future.

After the historical parade begins at 11 p.m., the traditional procession of the Three Wise Men, which sweets children and children in the streets of the village Distribute adults.

Due to the large number of visitors, it is advisable to park the car in Dervio and take the organizer's free bus shuttle to Bellano. From 7 p.m. bus shuttle service.

More information about the Pesa Vegia festival can be found here.

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