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    Posted July 7, 2013 by
    stefanba
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    venice, Italy
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    A fortnight of fireworks

    Venice, night of Redentore

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Between 1575 and1577 a horrible plague swept through Venice, killing one-third of the city’s inhabitants. When the epidemic was halted the Senate, thanking the Redeemer Jesus for answering its prayers, it built Il Redentore church and started an annual festival. Today, the "Notte del Redentore" is a great excuse for fireworks.

    Local Stefano Baliello managed to capture this shot whilst hanging on to the railing of a boat amongst the thousands of revellers in July 2009.
    - stinabacker, CNN iReport producer

    the Saturday before the third Sunday of July, you can enjoy in Venice during the "Notte del Redentore" (Night of The Redeemer)...

    ...this Event do recall the construction of Redentore Church during the 1546 as "ex voto" for the ending of a pestilence.

    Every year thousands persons reach San Marco Square by walk or by boats to see Fireworks light up Venice.

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