The event takes place every year on the last Sunday of August for the celebration of San Secondo, martyred Roman legionary and to re-enact, between history and popular legend, the expulsion of the Saracens from the Vermenagna valley. It is not clear whether the Abaiya di Limone Piemonte has its roots in the tradition of the Baio, in any case in its current configuration it is presented as an annual celebration of the congregation of the muleteers and carters with a procession of the Patron Saint.
The celebration, which is entrusted to a local association also because the job of the cartuné, or of the carters, has now disappeared, includes the parade through the streets of the town of the statue of the saint followed by festively harnessed horses and flowered carts. The folk group organizes the procession that reaches Piazza del Municipio from the church of San Secondo. After mass, it continues with a religious procession which also includes the musical band and the folk group with carriages and horses. The party continues in the afternoon, with folk songs and costumed dances through the streets of the town, to reach the most awaited moment: the investiture of the Abbà, once the rulers of the place. The first celebration is attested in 1529 in memory of the numerous companies of muleteers who at the time of the County of Tenda, transported goods through the homonymous hill: Colle di Tenda