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On 15th of May: Race of Candles in Gubbio

It is the most important event in Umbria, so much so as to be the emblem of the Region. The term “race” must not be misleading, however; in fact it is not a race but a procession made of a race in honor of the Patron Saint. Three wooden candles, made up of two octagonal prisms one on the plow, of 300kg and 4 meters each, surmounted by three statues of saints: Sant'Ubaldo, San George and Sant'Antony, the Abbot, are transported through the streets of the city until reaching the top of Mount Ingino where stands the basilica that houses the remains of the Patron Saint