Celestinian Forgiveness

The Celestinian Forgiveness (in Italian: Perdonanza Celestiniana) is a religious and historical annual event held in L'Aquila, Italy, at the end of August. It is a catholic jubilee celebration, established in 1294 by pope Celestine V with his bull Inter sanctorum solemnia (also known as Bull of Pardon or Bull of Forgiveness)[1].

Celestinian Forgiveness Celebration
Santa Maria di Collemaggio, the church where the event takes place.
RegionWestern Europe and North America
Inscription history

Since 2011 the celebration is a "Heritage of Italy for tradition" ("Patrimonio d'Italia per la tradizione")[2] and in 2019 it was inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity[3].


  1. ^ "La Perdonanza Celestiniana". comune.laquila.it.
  2. ^ "Perdonanza patrimonio d'Italia per la tradizione". www.chiesadilaquila.it. 26 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Thirty five new elements inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity". ich.unesco.org. 13 December 2019.

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