Feast of San Genesio, the children’s feast, 64th edition
ore: 10:00 - 23:30
Centro storico Casciana Terme
centro, piazze e luoghi limitrofi
Every year Casciana Terme celebrates the anniversary of Saint Genesius, protector of children on 25th August. It is an original moment of reversal of everyday life: children symbolically take possession of the town (the day before 25th August, with a ceremony at 9.30 pm).
The Mayor symbolically hands the keys of the city to the Grand Chamberlain of the Kingdom of the Children, represented by a local child. Ciambellano (Chamberlain) is also the typical cake that is made for the occasion: round with a hole in the middle and stuffed with candied fruit and raisins.
On 25th August, Casciana is closed all the day to traffic and invaded by children, becoming the land of toys, with street shows, clowns, prize games, contests, and creative workshops. At 9.15 pm the traditional and much-expected flight of the hot-air balloon, symbol of the festival, and other balloons with attached messages of peace taking the greetings of Casciana Terme children far away.