Sant'Orso Fair in Donnas
- 19 January 2018 - 21 January 2018
Venerdì 19 gennaio
*Ore 20.00: Tradizionale Veillà alla ricerca delle cantine aperte nel vecchio Borgo, alla scoperta di antichi mestieri e di saperi tipici e genuini, antichi e contemporanei
Sabato 20 gennaio
*Ore 19.30: fiaccolata lungo le vie del Borgo in onore degli artisti artigiani;
*Ore 20.00: Santa Messa nella Cappella di Sant’Orso con la cantoria di Donnas
Domenica 21 gennaio
*Ore 8.30 Apertura ufficiale della Fiera.
*Ore 9.30 Ricevimento delle autorità ed esibizione della Banda Musicale di Donnas
*Ore 17.00: Premiazione degli espositori artigiani e chiusura della fiera.
It has normally been held the third Sunday of January , in order to avoid overlapping with the one in Aosta, held 30th and 31st of the same month. The events surrounding the Fair normally start Friday, with the Veillà, then on Saturday the town’s streets are enhanced by a charming torchlight procession, after there is a Mass for the artisans and an evening with choirs, while the exhibition of the items created by around 500 artisans takes place on Sunday.
Once a fair for selling farm tools built during the winter, over time it has transformed into a showcase for Valle d’Aosta’s traditional crafts products. You can still find rakes, baskets, spoons and ladles, casks, sabots and household items, but today there is mainly the expertise of full-fledged artists to admire, who specialise in sculptures, bas reliefs, inlay on wood or serpentine as well as articles in copper and wrought iron, laces, fabrics in hemp or wool, slippers, etc.