What a perfect topic for April showers bringing May flowers on this 1st of May.
I never knew the details about St. Mark’s Day. It’s a tradition in Venice for celebrants to form a human rosebud in St. Mark’s Square.
Over a thousand people participated to celebrate the Festa del Bocolo, translated as the Feast of the Rosebud.
There’s a romantic history behind this celebration.
The tradition calls for Venetian men to give a red rose to their beloved on this April 25th holiday to honor St. Mark, Venice’s patron saint, on the day he died.
In typical Italian style, it takes a little longer to create the flower and in fact, the video never shows the completion.
This made me smile, because that carefree lifestyle just made me long to be back in Venice.
Other events like the famous Regata di Traghetti boat race takes place during this Venetian holiday.