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Florence event | Rificolona: Paper Lantern Festival

When: 7 September 2014
Where: Florence, Italy

After dark paper lantern parades in celebration of the Virgin Mary's nativity. Children carry colorful, candelit "rificolone" (paper lanterns) throughout the streets, while others use straws and spitballs to try to put them out.

Walk around the city center when it gets dark, and you'll see plenty of paper lanterns and festivities. The official procession, led by the cardinal, starts around 20.00 in Piazza Santa Felicita', continuing to Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Duomo, and ending in Piazza Santissima Annunziata around 21:45.

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Florence, Italy

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