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San Biagio is the Rocca Priora co-patron, together with St. Rocco, and the festival is very important to the population. The story tells that the two saints freed Rocca Priora from the plague and the population made a vow to dedicate to them two festivals: February 3 for San Biagio and 16 August for San Rocco.

San Biagio was an Armenian bishop of the third century and was a physician and healer. Today he is the protector of the throat and during the mass dedicated to him they bless the throats of all the faithful.

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