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.