LA CORSA DEI CERI
Planning to take part in la Festa dei Ceri? Here's what you need to know!
Although the ceri in Jessup are much smaller than those carried in Gubbio, the same passion, desire and love for Sant’ Ubaldo lives within the hearts of those who carry the cero. Don’t forget, the Festa dei Ceri is not a race! It’s a procession. Sant’Ubaldo always "wins". It is his day, after all!
While Festa dei Ceri in Jessup is cancelled this year stay tuned for updates for May 23, 2020.
On behalf of the S. Ubaldo Society Board of directors, the families of S. Ubaldo, S. Giorgio, S. Antonio, the 2020 Primo and Secondo Capitani and the three Capodieci - we regret to inform our community that due to circumstances surrounding the covid-19 pandemic, the recent cancellation of the Festa dei Ceri in Gubbio (our sister city) and large gatherings throughout the entire country this year there will be no S. Ubaldo day in Jessup, Pennsylvania.
It was a difficult decision to reach but our goal has always been the absolute safety of our ceraioli (runners), all participants, the entire community of Jessup and the surrounding area.
Although this decision did not come lightly, it affords us the opportunity to reflect on the power behind this festival, it’s true meaning and our continued devotion to our saints and each other.
Be well assured that La Festa dei Ceri in Jessup will be back stronger than ever in 2021! In a symbol of solidarity for the 2020 Festa dei ceri, we ask everyone to please put your flags out on your homes for the entire a month of May - starting THIS MAY 1st! As we all deal with the uncertainty, be sure and continue to support the local community and our festival! Until next year, EVVIVA S. UBALDO, EVVIVA S. GIORGIO, EVVIVA S. ANTONIO! EVVIVA JESSUP, EVVIVA GUBBIO, EVVIVA I CERI!
Follow the Corsa
Stops are located at the following street intersections:
Powell Avenue and Ward Street
Mylert Street and Short Street
Grassy Island Avenue and Ward Street
Church Street and Center Street
The S Turn (Church Street and Front Street)
Church Street and Lane Street
Church Street and Third Avenue
At this point, the ceri turn to run up Church Street.
Church Street and Erie Street
Veterans Memorial Field
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CORSA
The ceraioli, capodieci, capocette and others will celebrate a successful end of the Corsa with a procession of the disassembled ceri, stanghe and saints to the Saint Ubaldo Society Cultural Center.
Make plans to join us for the Ceri Piccoli!
The Sunday following la Festa dei Ceri celebration, the tradition continues with running of the Ceri Piccoli.