Feast of the Assumption and fireworks display in Positano
On August 15, the Amalfi Coast celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Queen of Positano. Our Lady of the Assumption, after whom the patronal church is named, is honored with festivities not only in Positano but also in other coastal towns such as Maiori.
Interestingly, this festival has ancient origins, predating the Christian worship of the Mother of God. The name "Ferragosto" itself derives from the Latin Feriae Augusti, meaning "vacation of the Augustan Empire," and this holiday can be traced back to the Roman Empire. In the past, it was apparently dedicated to the goddess Diana.
Without a doubt, the Ferragosto fires in Positano are among the most beautiful in all of southern Italy. The setting of the Vertical City is unique in the world, a breathtaking spectacle of lights and colors to celebrate Ferragosto, in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption, whose mantle protects the town of Positano. The show, which will begin after the stroke of midnight can be admired from all vantage points as well as from the sea.