The Feast of the Redeemer is without doubt the most significant event for Venice and the Venetians, and is celebrated on the third Saturday of July.
The celebration was established for the first time in 1577 in memory of the Church of the Redeemer, following the liberation of the city from the plague of 1575 which caused the death of more than a third of the Venetian population in only two years.
Every year a long votive bridge of boats, which is set up on the Giudecca Canal and connects the island with Zattere near the Church of the Holy Spirit, enables for the pedestrians the achievement of the Church of the Redeemer.
The party takes place in remembrance of its religious significance with a magnificent spectacle of fireworks on the night between Saturday and Sunday in the Bacino di San Marco, which attracts a wide audience from all over the world , that excited admire the fireworks from the city and the boats. The amazing display, made of water, fireworks and boats close together, is a unique show and delight not only thousands of tourists who come each year to see this wonderful event but also the Venetians that always impatiently await the most significant day of the year for their city.