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The Feast of Saint Mark commemerates Mark the Evangelist and takes place on April 25.

Local observances

In Tresnuraghes, a small village in the Sardinian region of Italy holds a traditional Sardinian feast, the most important one, which is a time of excess consumption that helps solidify the social community. Local shepherd families in this predominantly pastoral community offer sheep and oversee cooking them in a gesture of thanks to Providence. Other families offer bread as thanksgiving or for favors desired. Hundreds of people, mostly from Tresnuraghesi, but a large number of outsiders as well, eat and drink to satiation together.[1]

In Venice, St.Mark is the city's saint patron, and the 25th of April is a city holiday.

The 25th of April is national holiday throughout Italy, though not as St.Mark's Day, but as anniversary of the liberation of Italy from the Nazi-Fascists in WWII (25 April 1945).

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References

  1. Counihan, Carole. The Anthropology of Food and Body. Page 39.
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