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    Festa di San Marco - Patrono di Venezia

    April 25th 2014 Saint Mark Festival – Festival of the Blooming Rose

    April the 25th is indeed the holiday of the Patron Saint of the city, whose relic, which was on Islamic territory in Alexandria of Aegypt, was transferred in Venice in the year 828 by two legendary Venetian merchants.
    In occasion of the Fest of the Patron Saint, Venetians males use to gift the bocolo (red rose bloom) to their beloved.

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