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Italian Firefighter Shows Head for Heights to Mark Feast of the Immaculate Conception

A firefighter in Rome placed a floral wreath atop an 88-foot monument to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8.

Footage released by the Vigili del Fuoco, the Italian fire service, shows the early-morning ceremony, which is a tradition for the service.

The celebration involves a wreath being brought to the top of the Column of the Immaculate Conception in Piazza di Spagna.

December 8 marks the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Italy.

The date is marked with celebrations and processions throughout the country, with many Italians getting the day off school and work. Credit: Vigili del Fuoco via Storyful