The 33rd Edition of the National Flag Pageant
9/5/2014

The 33rd Edition of the National Flag Pageant

After nine long years, Gallicano, once again, will host the Italian Flag Waivers (Sbandieratori) Championship.

Flag waivers from all over Italy will gather today until Sunday in Gallicano (province of Lucca-Tuscany) for the 33rd Edition of the National Flag Pageant.  Many will be the colorful and exciting performances with flags and drums;  on Sunday afternoon the evocative historical pageant through the town streets. 

 

This is the program:

Friday, September 5

4pm   Commemorative Race  - Recreational Sports Facilities Center

9pm   Small Team Race – Recreational Sports Facilities Center

 

Saturday, September 6

10am   Couples Race - Piazzale Caponnetto

3:30pm    Musicians Race - Piazzale Caponnetto

The Traditional Singles Race and Final of the Musicians Race will follow

9pm   Big Party with Music - Recreational Sports Facilities Center

 

Sunday, September 7

11am  Gift Exchange - Municipal Building

3pm  Historical Pageant through the town streets  

4pm  Big Team Race  – Recreational Sports Facilities Center

The Awards Ceremony will follow

9pm   Dinner to celebrate the winner -  Recreational Sports Facilities Center (Reservations needed please call 340 9982524)

 

In case of bad weather the races will be held at the Palazzetto dello Sport (Sports Center) in Castelnuovo Garfagnana.