An ancient tradition: Procession of the Magi | January 6, 2017 | Milan
The Procession of the Magi is one of the oldest traditions of Milan. It takes place on Epiphany day, and commemorates the visit of the Three Kings to the Infant Jesus. According to the tradition of the Christian calendar, in fact, both the West and in the East, January 6 is celebrated the visit of the Magi to the Baby Jesus, which manifested themselves, even though the pagans, as the Messiah of Israel.
The procession, accompanied by the municipal band and many figures in historical costume, as well as animals that are part of the scenery. The procession is very followed by Milan, who are loyal to this ancient tradition. Procession of the Magi | January 6, 2017 | Milan!
The route of the procession goes from the Duomo Cathedral to the church of Sant’Eustorgio; It makes a stop at the Basilica of San Lorenzo, where he recalls the meeting of the Magi with Herod. Upon arrival at Sant’Eustorgio takes the offer of the Magi to the infant in the living crib and greet the civil and religious authorities to citizenship.
The parade starts at 11 and ends at about 12. The route winds its way from piazza del Duomo to via Torino, the San Lorenzo Columns, in Porta Ticinese. Finally the arrival to Piazza Sant’Eustorgio. Your bus to the Procession of the Magi | January 6, 2017 | Milan!
Way to partecipate to the Procession of the Magi | January 6, 2017 | Milan
Anyone can take part to the parade! By reporting your name to those in charge in the Basilica at the end of the Sunday Mass at 11.00 in Sant’Eustorgio … Places are limited to the amount of available costumes.
The procession ends with the visit of the participants, with sympathy entertained by the characters of the Procession of the Magi | January 6, 2017 | Milan!