The Historical Cortège is for Bari, the most important event of Saint Nicholas’ festival. It represents the relics transfer to Bari, the story of the 62 brave sailors and merchants that on May the 9th 1087 came back from Turkey with the beloved Saint’s remains.

The Cortège is an event that for centuries reunites Bri citizens and all the pilgrims that come to Bari every year to celebrate Saint Nicholas between faith, history and art, It has such great historical importance that from the 17th century there was a separation between the religious procession and laic cortège.

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