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A village of traditions and festivities
Proud of their past and culture, the inhabitants of Gorbio enjoy traditions and festivals. On Saint Bartholomew's Day, they still celebrate the offering of the golden apple. During this medieval tradition, which has become a religious symbol of the struggle between good and evil, noble knights brought their offerings to the church for the poor. In June, the Procession of Slugs sees seventy White Penitents walk through the alleys of the village illuminated with small oil lamps made from snail shells. This tradition dates back to June 6, 1538, when Pope Paul III arrived in Nice and was supposedly welcomed by the light of candles. The population of Gorbio does not miss either the rural festival of Cherries in June nor the three days of the great Flamenco festival in August.
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