15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Festa di San Calogero

Procession on the Feast of St Calogerus in Agrigento held on July 9th, 2017. The great number of worshipers follow the statue of St Calogerus. Pilgrims literally throw themselves on the statue believing that physical contact with statue will grant them good health and protection from evil. Therefore young children are placed on the top of the St Calogerus statue head.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Agrigento, Italy
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Stevan Kordic