Arte, cultura e spettacolo
Fuochi d'artificio The "Altopiano" presents a rich programme of events every year.
The "Sette Comuni" becomes a huge "Performing Arts Centre".
Shows, concerts, displays and exhibitions meetings with famous people, awards, competitions and much more.
Lectures by film-directors, writers and scientists; tv-shows and debates on important topics.
For philatelists there is the world-famous "Premio Internazionale Asiago d'Arte Filatelica", and for art-lovers the week-long "International Competition of Wood Sculpture".
To be remembered is also the traditional "Marciabianca", a famous annual cross-country ski competition.
In all towns of the "Altopiano", from the smallest to the biggest, you can always combine your holiday pleasure with culture and fun.

Folklore
THE GREAT ASIAGO ROGATION
It takes place every year the day preceding Ascension Day.
It is also called "Il Giro del Mondo".
Walking for a whole day from 6am to 7pm, you go along the perimeter of the parish territory (over 30 km), through pastures and woods, along roads and tracks, praying and singing old litanies.
It is the repetition of the antique rite of the ceremonial processions asking for a good harvest.
After 1638 it became a sign of thanksgiving for having survived the scourge of the plague.

Tradizione THE FOZA QUINQUENNIAL FEASTS
They are the votive celebrations in honour of the Virgin Mary.
The first procession dates back to 1837, as a sign of gratitude to the Madonna for having saved the population from cholera.
Since then, every five years, the people from Foza do not forget to honour the Heavenly Mother with traditional festivals.
The rite is repeated this year.
Three days before the image of the Madonna is taken down from its niche to enthrone her on the cart next to the high altar.
On the day before the feast (usually the Sunday following 15th August) people gather in the main square and enter the church for the night wake.
At dawn the Holy Mass.
At seven o'clock the procession leaves the church and goes to the S. Francesco Oratory.
Here the solemn Mass and then the return, always in procession, to the parish, where the sung Mass takes place.


THE HOLY MASS IN CIMBRIAN
With beautiful songs and readings in the antique language, it is celebrated in the Mezzaselva church on Easter Monday.

FEAST OF THE PRUNNO
It takes place on the feast of S. Rocco, 16th August, and it is dedicated to the tourists.
In the afternoon at the Prunno, a green amphitheatre in the middle of the woods at about two kilometres from Asiago, on the road to Bassano del Grappa, a number of games are organised.
Towards evening the election of the "Queen of the Wood" and of the ladies in waiting.
At dusk a characteristic parade through the roads of the centre.
At the end a fireworks display.


FEAST OF THE POTATO
On the first Sunday of September every year at Rotzo there are rich trappings of cultural and musical festivals.
It is the only initiative which exploits one of the typical products of our earth.
A well-supplied gastronomic stand offers the tasting of potato dishes.

FESTIVAL OF THE CUCHI
The 25th of April at Canove in S. Marco's honour, also called 'festival of the popular whistle'.
The terra-cotta whistles can be bought at the numerous stalls.
Roundabouts and amusements are present.




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