The event begins on the eve of the procession, during which a vigil is held of the Holy Face in the parish church of San Nicola. The intense calendar of religious celebrations unfolds between the Volto Santo basilica and the parish church of San Nicola, ending with the processions. In the first, the sacred image is moved from the basilica to the church, and the second returns it to the basilica. These celebrations are complemented by performances offered by musicians and entertainers.
The feast of the Holy face of Manoppello is celebrated on the same day as the Transfiguration of Jesus: 6 August.
Celebrations are held on the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, on 15 August. It is usual to have a procession starting from Santa Maria Arabona and a number of side events.
Competitions, concerts and performances of various kinds as side events to the many religious commemorations of the two saints.
Traditional religious festival which takes place in the parish of San Nicola. For the occasion there is an auction of ‘Majtelli’, small wooden cones decorated with various gifts of food and wine, homemade in various districts by local families.
Religious celebrations, theatrical performances and events for children usually fill the days dedicated to the saint.
Religious celebrations in honour of the saint are accompanied by civil celebrations and a number of side events.