Santa Marina, patroness of Miggiano along with St. Vincent de Sargozza, is particularly revered in the city and the celebrations in her honor are anticipated by those for Our Lady of Mount Carmel, celebrated on the day before, on July 16.
The religious celebrations begin in the afternoon of the 16th, at 19:30, with the mass in the square and consigning of the city’s keys to the patrons. After the ceremony the three statues are carried in procession through the towns decorated with lights, accompanied by the music of the band. On the 17th, after the mass in the Chiesa Matrice, the statue of Santa Marina is returned in her chapel; the next day, after the mass of the 19:30 in the yard of the chapel, the statue of the Saint is returned into Chiesa Madre. The civilian program in the three-day festival, include band concerts, folk music and the traditional fireworks display at the end of the festivities.