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COMENIUS FestivalCultural events in our areaCultural events in our area
We live in a rural areaand annual fairs are a tradition of our district.Often enough the fair is in conjunction witha countryside festival.
• A fair (archaic: fayre) is a gatheringof people to display or trade goods,to parade or display animals andmachinery.• It is normally temporary but it maylast also a week.
Fairs are often held in conjunction with a significant event,such as the anniversary of a local historical, religious,seasonal event or with a local holidayReligious eventon 15 of August near Mantua“Virgin Mary Painters contest”Seasonal eventon 15 of June in Viadana“Melon day”
Some trade fairs are importantregular business events eitherwhere products are tradedbetween businesspeople or whereproducts are showcased toconsumers.Flea markets, auto shows,funfair entertainment(roundabouts), food anddrinks stalls are oftenincorporated into a fair.For example in agricultural districts where they present opportunitiesto display and demonstrate the latest machinery on the market tofarmers.
The fair of Gonzaga1-10 SeptemberThe annual fair ofGonzaga came to lifein 1448 when“Francesco Gonzaga”escaped death afterhe fell off his horse.Prior to the birth of theGonzaga fair, however,there was a sport event(Palio) that broughtjugglers, beggars,musicians.
It’s a national event for farmers from all over in Italy.
Annual fair of Casalmaggiore1- 7 NovemberThis event dates back to the XXthcentury, it was an occasion to practicein commercial activities, to pass downsome traditions to the youngergeneration and also an opportunity toshow solidarity.It lasts a week, usually in November,every year.The agricultural fair is anevent which has been goingon for decades, a portrayal ofrich Italian culture that hasbeen passed down fromgeneration to generation.
It is organised by the Municipality of the town.The event is characterised by the presence of entertainers and traderswho display a whole range of products: clothes, bags, shoes, cars,agricultural machinery and a variety traditional food and otheralimentary products at low prices.