Tomorrow night (August 10) is known as St. Lawrence Night. Laurentius, a Christian deacon, is said to have been martyred by the Romans in 258 AD. As Andrea cited in an earlier post,
"In Italy there is a tradition celebrated every year August 10th called the “Saint Lawrence Night”. Legend has it that during this period of the month there’s a strong shooting stars activity (Perseids), and everybody during these summer nights looks up to the sky waiting to see one falling. If you are so lucky to see one star falling, you can express a desire that could be realized."
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