Every year on June 29th we celebrate our patron saints, Peter and Paul.
According to tradition, the two apostles came to Rome and were both martyred in the same period under the order of Emperor Nero, although in different places.
The Pope offices a solemn Mass in Saint Peter Basilica dedicated to the saints Peter and Paul in the morning.
The recital of the Angelus is held in Saint Peter square at noon
Saint John day used to be celebrated with night parties and special traditions on June 24th The event started the eve before and lasted until dawn. It was the night of the witches.
The romans believed that the ghosts of Herodias and Salome were condemn to wander on a broom at night to espy the sin of beheading St John the Baptist, and on that night, all witches met in St John’s square.
The romans left their homes and gathered in the square to pray and eat snails.
This blog is aimed to share with you my Roman experiences, reflections and researches.