San Biagio donuts
San Biagio donuts

Marano Equo. San Biagio donuts

San Biagio donuts are sweets that were traditionally offered during the feast of the patron saint San Biagio in February in Marano Equo. Their story recalls that of the great earthquake of February 1703 and they were used as thanksgiving to the saint.

According to another tradition, the custom of eating donuts during the ceremony recalls the miracle of the saint who saved a child thanks to a piece of bread. The child was choking on a fishbone and still today this is the most used method in case of emergency.

The donut has the taste of soft bread scented with anise seeds.


Written by:
Claudia Bettiol

Engineeer, futurist, joint founder of Energitismo and founder of Discoverplaces. Consultant for the development and promotion of the Touristic Development of Territories specialising in...

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