That of St. Anthony is primarily, a religious feast that unfolds over two days of celebration. The celebrations will be held as usual in the Church which stands in Piazza della Motta, dedicated to St. Anthony as "the Sant'Antoni purscell" hermit and abbot, patron of animals and "marriageable girls. The program, liturgy and celebration, expected on Saturday 16 January with a blessing of votive candles and the burning of S. Antonio in the presence of city authorities. And for Sunday, January 17th, which is the day of the Feast of St. Anthony, a Solemn Mass presided by the Cardinal. At its conclusion, traditional blessing of animals, with a launch of balloons with notes written by children.
The feast of St. Anthony is also made, for example, from sandwiches with salami of the urchins of Motta, the organizers of the festival, which this year will be next to the church of St. Anthony Motta (among other things recently restored) for all two days of the festival, "with the most delicious sandwich that there is" a political price. But it is also one of the most requested and popular markets of the winter, open throughout the weekend: where we always make four steps, we discover new and curiosity eat pancakes.
And this year, among other things, Via Carrobbio, one that directly accesses the bonfire from Piazza Monte Grappa, will be "invaded" by high-quality products, manufactured and sold directly by producers in Varese or selected by the producer and producers of cheese and cold cuts of goat and cow and honey, as well as preserves and sweets in addition to rice and Novara snails, fruit and vegetables from Alessandria, salami and cheese from Brescia, mushrooms and truffles from Cassano d'Adda, Tuscan wines and olive Molise, all in direct production. To prepare special meals for the road versions will think "outside" of King Charles, the bar Rossofuoco, the pizzeria and cuisine.