The Opening of Upstate International!
Every March 1st at 12pm, the entire community is called to ring bells as a celebration of the beginning of Upstate International Month.
The ringing of 100 bells comes from Greenville’s Sister City, Bergamo, Italy, where each night at 10 pm, bells across the old city ring 100 times to honor the tradition of the nightly warning that the great city gates were about to close. Of course the gates no longer close, but the nightly ritual continues.
Listen to the Clemson Memorial Carillon students ring in Upstate International Month by playing national anthems from around the globe! Listen, too, as the bells ring in downtown Greenville and throughout the Upstate.