Friday 24 June Jesolo celebrates St John the Baptist, the city’s patron saint, as it does every year. A solemn moment of religious recollection and a day dedicated to the community that gathers to pay homage to the long-awaited anniversary. The evening fireworks on the Sile, which have been enchanting residents in the town for decades, will return in style. Tourists, intrigued by the event, have also been taking part in the festivities for some time. The programme is still being finalised, but it will be a spectacular two days as always. A fashion show is scheduled for 22 June, comedy theatre for families on the 23rd, DJs with music on the 24th, and then the ever-present fireworks display. At the same time, there will be a programme drawn up by the parish, with the presence of the Patriarchate’s leadership. The patronal feast is above all a family feast in which Jesolo rediscovers the sense of being together, beyond all distinctions. Two years ago it passed the ten-year anniversary of the inauguration of the statue dedicated to Mary ‘Regina Mundi’ located in the green of the River Park and on the banks of the Old Piave River. It was inaugurated on 24 June 2010 by Monsignor Beniamino Pizziol, who had just become auxiliary bishop of Venice.