Rose petals at the Pantheon

Tens of thousands of rose petals flutter through Pantheon oculus on 4 June.

The spectacular tradition of rose petals fluttering down through the oculus of the Pantheon can be enjoyed on Sunday 4 June following 10.30 Mass for the feast of Pentecost.

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The ancient ceremony involves tens of thousands of rose petals being dropped 43 metres into the interior of the Pantheon, symbolising the Holy Spirit’s descent to Earth.

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Due to its popularity, those interested in witnessing the event should begin queuing at 08.00, and entry will cease once the crowd reaches capacity. For more details see Pantheon website.