18th March. A Maddunuccia. Feast of the city. The center of Ajaccio is lit candles and 18 the procession of the statue is followed fervently. She was born in 1656 at a time when several regions of Italy are affected by the plague. This is the case of the city of Genoa; it is at this time that the Council of Elders decides to Ajaccio under the protection of the miraculous Virgin of Savona, Our Lady of Mercy. On 16 November this year the Maginifica Comunità and the Council of Elders gathered in the room Palazzo del publico proclaim the Virgin of Mercy, patron saint of the city and make the lifelong commitment to celebrate March 18 of each year. It is the wish of "Beautiful Veterans." They build a chapel of Our Lady of Mercy in Ajaccio Cathedral. Since the solemnities begin the evening of 17 March with the traditional prayer before the statue of Our Lady of Mercy on the Place des Palmiers. On March 18, the city council went in procession to the cathedral to attend high mass. In the afternoon, the procession goes around the city and the statue of Our Lady of Mercy is followed by the crowd.