Easter in Abruzzo in a simple snapshot: exploring its ceremonies and processions over the revered holy weekend and recipes eaten locally to welcome spring and take on the first picnic of the year.
SULMONA’S LA MADONNA CHE SCAPPA IN PIAZZA (Easter Sunday)
Pier Luigi Fabrizio records the Ortona Good Friday procession, which is entrusted, managed and supervised traditionally by females and looks at the focus in the preparation of the event from family to family, from woman to woman, from mother to daughter.
LA PUPA – Palm Sunday Biscuits
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Easter in Abruzzo as I remember – http://casa-giardino.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-many-years-ago.html
Why are they dressed like the Klu Klux Klan?!! :O
They’re penitents, their costumes let you know which brotherhood they belong to whilst making them anonymous. They pay penance on Good Friday as they accompany the ‘body’ of Christ round the streets .
Renee Diluigi-Holme lol, they’ve spoilt it for hood wearers everywhere!
it’s just that the hoods over their heads look too much like the Klu Klux Klan!
The Chieti procession is very moving, the music pulls at heart strings. Did you see the link included in the post to Pierlugi’s beautiful photo journal of the Ortona one? Unusually it’s organised and led by women and quite different, – here’s a video snapshot https://www.facebook.com/fabrizia.arduini/videos/vb.1327538757/10209279253001503/?type=2&theater