Itinerary B
Val di Noto

[5]The throwing of the ‘nzareddi

During the celebrations for St. Paul, every 29th June, the patron saint’s statue is taken out of the church, announced by firecrackers and a cascade of colourful paper strips launched from the bell tower by cannons.
These paper strips are the ‘nzareddi. As they flutter through the air and fall to the ground in the square, they create wonderful, colourful scenographic effects.