Today the Festa della Salute is being celebrated at the church of the Salute, which since July has been surrounded by scaffolding and shrouded beneath the acres of material used to conceal all renovations done in Venice from public view--and often to serve as billboards for sale, sometimes even long after renovations have been completed.
These are images from prior years, a couple of which have not been posted before. For information about the festa and its rituals, both religious and culinary (in the case of the traditional dish of castradina seen in the last image below), look under the date of November 21 on almost any of the archive years in the right margin of this blog.
|2016: water from Lourdes stacked in plastic bottles shaped like the Virgin Mary|
|2014: for Venetian kids, the festa is all about candy (of the cotton variety in this image) and balloons|
|2016: some people worried about the health and well-being of the city itself|
|2013: homemade castradina, whose preparation etc is described here|
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