Palio de San Michele

by mirko

{: it} The Palio of San Michele Arcangelo of Bastia Umbra begins with the first edition in 1962, on the occasion of the consecration of the new church, dedicated to the patron saint of the Umbrian town.
The then parish priest Don Luigi Toppetti, together with some boys, ide this representation is enough on the folklore and the show to be combined with the ceremonies for the religious anniversary.
The city was divided into four districts; Rione San Rocco in green, Rione Moncioveta in red, Rione Sant'Angelo in yellow and Rione Portella in blue. Initially the challenge was based only on the «Lizza», a relay race held on the square of Bastia; then in 1965, thanks to an initiative of some young people, full of creativity and spirit of initiative, the fashion shows were conceived.
These shows are judged by a national level jury in the entertainment sector.
Since 1969 the games have been added, Palo della Cuccagna, «Muratore» and Tiro alla tiro, which complete what would later become the current format of the party.
In 1995 the Ente Palio di San Michele was officially established.
The victory of the Palio is attributed to the district that has achieved a higher sum of points in the various races. {:} {: En}The Palio of San Michele Arcangelo in Bastia Umbra begins in 1962with its first edition to celebrate the consecration of the new church to the patron saint of this lively Umbrian town. The then parish priest Don Luigi Toppetti, along with some boys of Bastia, conceived a live performance based on folklore and entertainment to go along with the religious ceremonies for the patron saint. The city was thus divided into four districts: San Rocco, Moncioveta, Sant'Angelo and Portella, each one distinguished by their own color (green, red, yellow and blue respectively). Initially the challenge was based only on the vying, a relay race happening on the main square of Bastia. Then, in 1965, thanks to the initiative of some creative and eager young people, the parades were designed. These parades are judged by a prestigious national panel formed by show business people. Popular traditional games were then added in 1969: the greasy pole challenge, a wheelbarrow race and the tug of war complete the current format of the festival. In 1995, the Palio of San Michele committee was officially born to regulate this friendly competition. The Palio is awarded to the quarter that totaled the most points in the various competitions of this exciting event.{:} {: fr} The première edition of the Palio de San Michele in eu lieu in 1962, for the consecration of the nouvelle église, dédiée au protecteur de la ville ombrienne. Le curé Don Luigi Toppetti, avec aide de quelques garçon du village, ont créé cette représentation qui se base sur le falklore et sur le spectacle combiné à la cérémonie religieuse. The ville fut divisée en quatre quartiers, called "Rioni"; Rione San Rocco de couleur vert, Rione Moncioveta de couleur rouge, Rione Sant'Angelo de couleur jaune, Rione Portella de couleur bleu. Au début, le défi se concentrait que sur la "Lizza", une competition de relais qui avait lieu sur la place de Bastia; en suite en 1965, grâce aux idées de jeunes plein de créativité et d'esprit d'itiative, ont inventé les défilés. Ces dernières sont jugés par des personnages qui appartiennent au monde du spectacle, connus à niveau national. Depuis 1969 ont été ajoutés les jeux aussi, the Palo della Cuccagna, “Bricklayer” and jouer à tirer la corde, lesquels complètent le format actuel de la fête. In 1995 the "Ente Palio di San Michele" was created at the time of the façon officielle. The victoire du Palio is attributed to the "Rione" here rejoint the score the plus haut in the plusieurs compétitions. {:}

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