Every town or village in Italy has a patron/patroness.
Should be the same in the rest of the world, too.
Once yours truly was walking around Marina di Cerveteri on a crisp autumn evening which just happened to be the feast of St. Francis.
Suddenly I stumbled upon the mother of all street festivals - it was their patronal feast day. St. Francis of Assisi is the patron of Marina di Cerveteri. Their parish is the church of St. Francis.
Then, to my surprise, a guy on his bike called my name. I look up only to see a kindly man I had met in the Holy Land.
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