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NEW YEAR IN SIENA a dive into the Past


 NEW YEAR IN SIENA  a dive into the Past

Yes! In Siena, we  celebrate the New Year also on March 25!
The modern calendar comes from Pope Gregory XIII ‘s will  who adopted a single rule for measuring time. Think about how it could be to use a different calendar in our world! Before 1582 in Siena, the New Year was celebrated on March 25 because it matched the day of the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary. On same date it took place the Feast of the ancient Hospital and  of its church which was dedicated to the Virgin of the Annunciation. For that day  Siena municipality  donated votive candles, presented barn workers  and expose religious relics in the Chapel of the Vow.
This year Siena celebrates “his” New Year on March 25 with the following program:
4.30 pm meeting of the historical parade and  city authorities in the church of SS. Annunziata
5 pm  procession from the church of SS. Announced to the Public Palace in Piazza del Campo
5.30 inside the Public Palace LECTIO MAGISTRALIS proclaimed by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi.

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March 19th – Father’s Day.

A special greeting to all daddies in the world from Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie!


2580 festa del papa2 March 19th   Fathers Day.

In Italy and in many other Catholic countries, Father’s Day is celebrated on March 19th, the day dedicated to St. Joseph, Jesus ‘father. Being a model of devoted husband and father, St. Joseph is also recognized as a protector of orphans,  poor and bachelors.
For Anglo-Saxon peoples this special day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and has no religious facet. In some Monarchies Father’s Day coincides with reigning king’s birthday, while in other countries the date is associated with the celebration of men who had a significant role in the history (in Russia, for example, the festival coincides with the one dedicated to the defenders of the country).

Father’s Day has pagan traditions origin. March 19th is a date  very close to spring equinox when, in ancient Rome, people dedicated Baccanali to Bacchus. The other tradition was to burn previous  harvest residual as a rite of purification. In some regions this tradition is still widespread.

Each region of our country celebrates St. Joseph with a typical sweet as bignè, donuts  or “zeppole”…. Siena have the tasty “ frittelle di riso”(small sweet balls made of rice)…. but we’ll talk about the recipe next time!

Source: Wikipedia

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FAI-Fondo Ambiente Italiano

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“La Repubblica tutela il paesaggio e il patrimonio storico e artistico della Nazione” art. 9 Costituzione Italiana

Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie want to promote this event:

Fai’s daily activity is to protect and promote a unique heritage that belongs to each of us.
For this reason they organize special events in order to:
-take care of the wonderful places that are entrusted
-take care of Italian landscape at risk and threatened
-organize awareness-raising activities for all citizens

On 24th and 25th March 3 historic buildings will be open to public

Indirizzo: Via Banchi di Sotto, 55, 53100 Siena (SI)
Orario: Sabato 24, ore 11.00 – 17.30; Domenica 25, ore 10.30 – 17.30

indirizzo: Via Montanini, 118, 53100 Siena (SI)
Orario: Sabato 24, ore14.30 – 17.30; Domenica 25, ore 10.30 – 17.30

Indirizzo: Via della Cerchia, 5, 53100 Siena (SI)
Orario: Sabato 24, ore14.30 – 17.30; Domenica 25, ore 10.30 – 17.30

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