A big ceremony takes place in Orosei in honor of San Giacomo Apostolo, the patron saint. A group of young people in their 30’s and the municipality, together with several sponsors, organize six days of celebrations with music and traditions. Orosei’s youngsters work for a whole year by organizing parties and celebrations to collect money for this special event.
Traditionally the civil celebrations are inaugurated by a sardinian improvised poetry competition between Sardinia’s best poets: their rhymes are accompanied by the voice of a tenor from Orosei.
Afterward, on the stage in Piazza del Popolo, it’s time for the songs and guitars of the Logudoro area.
On July the 25th, day of the Patron Saint, Mass is celebrated in the church of Saint Giacomo, followed by a procession for the Saint’s simulacrum. The celebration continues in Piazza del Popolo at 9 p.m. with folk groups or cabaret or similar shows.