Feasts remind us of our history. There are monthly reminders in Venice, and Venetians spend much time to prepare for them. It’s just part of their lifestyle and how they structure their day. There’s always something to look forward to.
There are the regattas and 25 April when the Feast of San Marco is celebrated, the former national day of the Republic of Venice. Then there’s the Redentore Feast in summer and La Festa della Madonna della Salute in autumn. Venice still remembers how she overcame the bouts of plague in 1575 and 1630. How she became stronger afterwards and all other countries benefited from insights gained in treatment and hygiene and prevention in the first place.
Venice recalls the good and the bad times. How good ones were harnessed and the bad overcome and dealt with collective knowledge. Passed on from one generation to the next.
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