The Feast of the Redeemer 2020
The Feast of the Redeemer in respect of the particular historical moment
For five centuries the Feast of the Redeemer has been one of the most important celebrations for Venetians.
It is known that the event commemorates the deliverance from the plague that scourged Venice from 1575-1577. This decimated more than a third of the city's population. The construction of the Church of the Redeemer and of a votive bridge over the Giudecca Canal was ordered by the Venetian Senate, as an ex-voto for the deliverance of the city.
Due to the medical emergency, the 2020 edition of the Feast of the Redeemer will not have the traditional fireworks show. The votive bridge will be the fulcrum of the event of this year, set up between the Zattere and the Church of the Redeemer at the Giudecca, with an early opening on Friday 17th July.
The sides of the Zattere and the Giudecca will be decorated with the traditional lights and between 7 pm and 11 pm, of Saturday 18th July, the public along the Grand Canal will be entertained by floating concerts.
The programme remains unchanged on Sunday 19th July, with the Venetian rowing competitions, which are part of the Venetian Rowing Season, starting from 4 pm in the Giudecca Canal.
Organized by Vela Spa, an AVM Group company, the Feast of the Redeemer is promoted by the Municipal Administration with the aim to guarantee and respect a tradition that belongs to the cultural and religious heritage of the city.
Updates in the web and social channels Venezia Unica.
PROGRAMME >> In light of the ongoing health emergency, the program may be subject to change, please follow all updates on the web and social channels Venezia Unica / City of Venice<<<<
FRIDAY 17 JULY
At 8.30pm - Opening of the Thanksgiving Bridge, connecting the Zattere to the Church of the Redentore on the island of Giudecca.
SATURDAY 18th July
Live music events spread throughout the city (being defined)
SUNDAY 19th July
Redentore Regattas – Canale della Giudecca
-children's twin-oared "pupparini" boat regatta
-twin-oared "pupparini" boat regatta
-twin-oared gondola regatta
7.00 p.m. - Votive Mass at the Chiesa del Redentore on the island of Giudecca