May DayMay Day celebrations of Radicondoli and Belforte have deep and ancient roots. The festivities going back to really ancient times have today overlapped and merged with the more recent Workers' Day celebrations. The town band begins to play very early, starting from the countryside, marching from farmhouse to farmhouse, waking people up, stopping from time to time to enjoy a snack and a good glass of wine offered by the local inhabitants. The day is then spent with the community gathered on the Radicondoli "poggio" (the park located at the highest point of the town), where the whole population, in family groups, enjoys a picnic on the grass while the band goes on playing until night time.
Music has pride of place: the town band, often accompanied by the "maggiolini" ("Mayday revellers"), starts from Belforte on a tour of the local farms and ends up in Radicondoli, and people also join in the singing of the popular songs associated with this festivity. The traditional "May Day" song has a special flavour and significance because the text was written by an anarchist to the tune of the most famous aria from Verdi's "Nabucco".