San Lorenzo 10 August, the night of the falling stars
This is a magical night, when wishes can come true. All it takes is to say them out loud while a star falls across the sky. It is the night of San Lorenzo, the Spanish Saint, who in 258 a.c. arrived in Rome and that very same day, died, burned on a gridiron because of the persecution of King Valeriano. According to the legend, the stars that crossed the sky that night were like sparks of fire from the coals on which the saint burned, that once risen to the sky, during the martyrdom, they descended back on Earth to make our wishes come true. The deacon San Lorenzo has come to Rome from Huesca, Spain, his native country, together with Pope Sixtus II, to give to the poor the money collected from Christians.