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Festival of the Sea

Another traditional festival in Procida is that which celebrates the sea. At this time, the locals celebrate their connection to the sea, their source of life for centuries. This festival usually takes place in the last weeks of July, starting with a mass in memory of those who have died at sea.On Saturday the island's "Graziella" is chosen (the selection of this girl is inspired by the book "Graziella" by Alphonse de Lamartine, in which is celebrated the island's beauty and that of its inhabitants). The participants don traditional costumes and are elected on their ability to represent the beauty of a typical Mediterranean girl. On Sunday, a concert at Marina Grande (the port) ends the festivities.