Feast of the cuckolds! A funny parade fools the betrayed husband and wives of the village of San Valentino, in the night before Saint Martin’s Day, which is considered also the Feast of cuckolds. Leggi tutto.
5-6 December:Saint Nicholas’ broad beans.The broad beans are boiled by the village women in giant pots and eaten together the “panicelle”, loaves of bread with Saint Nicholas’ mark impressed Leggi tutto.
On 6th December: the Faugni.The name of this celebration comes from the ancient Romanic word “fauni ignis” for bunches of canes: they were burned, according the tradition, to greet the winter solstice Leggi tutto.
“La Panarda” in Villavallelonga: a very rich ritual banquet with folk songs, coming from a Saint Anthony’s miracle, has to be entirely eaten by all the guests. Leggi tutto.
Procession in honour of Saint Sebastian, the androgyne Saint depicted by a lot of famous painters. In San Tommaso square a little Steambot, a coloured boat model made in paper, is set alight. 20th Jan Leggi tutto.
I santi sposi event on 23th Jan. The wedding scene between Mary and Joseph is performed in the church of San Cristinziano with the blessing and the exchange of rings and the sharing of sugared almonds Leggi tutto.
Cette fin de semaine les #Abruzzes seront à Bruxelles au Salon des Vacances au Palais 5 stand 5440! Leggi tutto.
Abruzzo is here! Come to visit us at the Holiday World fair 2013 in Prague - stand n. PK 230. Leggi tutto.
De Regio Abruzzo,samen met het Nationaal Park Abruzzo,is aanwezig op de Fiets en Wandelbeurs,is te vinden op haar eigen stand nr.9F40 voor de presentatie van Abruzzo aan het toerisme in het buitenland Leggi tutto.
Die Abruzzen auf der F.RE.E. Messe in München (Halle B5, Stand 440) Leggi tutto.
The procession of the Holy Thorn - Friday before Palm Sunday: the relic is said to come from Christ’s thorn crown: it is carried through the streets in a solemn, torch-lit procession. Leggi tutto.
The representation of the Passion of Christ - Palm Sunday - The most picturesque corners of the historic center are set up with scenes from the Passion that change every year. photo Giovanni Romagnoli Leggi tutto.
The procession of the dead Christ - Good Friday - Here is held one of the most ancient Good Friday services in Italy. The playing of Miserere (a solemn funeral march) is very impressing Leggi tutto.
The procession of the dead Christ - Good Friday - The main features of this procession are the statues in modern art, created by well-known Italian artists. Leggi tutto.
The procession of Madonna Desolata-On the morning of Good Friday,the statue of the Madonna is carried by some women and pass on the way called of the seven churches: she is looking for the dead Christ Leggi tutto.
The parade of the Trinitarians Confraternity - Good Friday - The procession moves through the streets of Sulmona, preceded by a brass band Leggi tutto.
The Procession of the dead Christ - Good Friday - The procession is organized by the “Oration and Death congregation”. The Cireneo carries Jesus’ Cross, of 25 Kilos weight. Leggi tutto.
Madonna running in the Square - Easter - The event is repeated every year on the morning of Easter in the spectacular Garibaldi Square, thronged by an immense multitude of people. Leggi tutto.
The scenes of the Talami -Monday after Easter - An ancient procession of painted floats representing episodes from the Bible, on the Monday after Easter. It is repeated in the night of 15th August. Leggi tutto.
The living Passion - Holy Wednesday - The Christ Passion is performed in scenes, on the background of the ancient village of Gessopalena,made of quarried chalk. Biennal event (next on 16th April 2014) Leggi tutto.
Our Lady Shining 21-23 April. For three days the Madonna is celebrated with concerts with folk musical bands. She appeared to a farmer in all her shine, in the same place where today the Church lays. Leggi tutto.
The festival of the Loads – Saturday before 28th April. It is held in honour of the Patron Saint Vitale. Decorated tractors take the wheat to the mill where it is used to make the typical pasta“sagne” Leggi tutto.
“Lu lope”, the miracle of the wolf – first sunday of May. Traditional feast dedicated to Saint Dominic. The mystery play “Saint Dominic and the wolf” is performed near the forest. Leggi tutto.
The Procession of Snakehunters – Cocullo (Aq) – 1st May. Procession in honour of Saint Dominic, in fact the statue of the Saint is carried in procession covered with snakes. Leggi tutto.
Feast of our Lady of Freedom – first week-end of May. The devotees get to the altar on their knees. The writer Ignazio Silone described this ancient rite in his novel “Fontamara” Leggi tutto.
Pardon Day – first week-end of May. A plenary indulgence is celebrated in honour of Saint Thomas Apostle, accompanied by a spectacular parade of silver keys and a procession on the sea. Leggi tutto.
The procession of the young Virgins - 8th May. The Feast commemorates the miracle that occurred in 1974, when the rain finally fell after a long period of drought. Leggi tutto.
Saint Gemma –11-12 May.The two delegations from Saint Sebastian in Marsi,where Saint Gemma was born, and from Goriano Sicoli, where the young shepherd girl was imprisoned, go together to the Sanctuary Leggi tutto.
Pilgrimage to the hermitage of San Venanzio –18th May.The pilgrims practice the ancient ritual of lithotherapy by rubbing their bodies against the sacred stone with its prints,as a cure for rheumatism Leggi tutto.
Feast of the Holy Face – third Sunday of May The Cloth with the Holy Face of Christ impressed, hosted by the Sanctuary of Manoppello, is carried in a procession. Leggi tutto.
The Banderesi Festival – Sunday before 25th May.The event recalls the friendship between the city of Chieti andmBucchianico.The Feast includes several folkloric moments, spread in about ten days. Leggi tutto.
Saint Mauro’s Feast – last Sunday of May. The Sanctuary hosts the blessed olive oil, that is considered a cure for bones disease. Leggi tutto.
Festival of the Narcissus – Rocca di Mezzo (Aq) – 2nd June. A Parade arranged with narcissus flowers passes in the village: their scent fill the air. Leggi tutto.
The Ox of Saint Zopito – Day of Pentecost. A white ox, dressed with coloured decorations, is ridden by a girl dressed in white, and taken to the church. This tradition dates back to 1711. Leggi tutto.
Our Lady of Miracles– 10th 11th June The pilgrimage to the Sanctuary were so impressive that the poet G.d’Annunzio mentioned it in “Triumph of the death”, and the painter F. P. Michetti represented it Leggi tutto.
The Feast of St.Onofrio and St. Anthony-12th-13rd June.The pilgrimage to the hermitage of S.Onofrio starts in Serramonacesca and climbs upwards.A parade of girls offer bread in honour of S. Anthony Leggi tutto.
Arriva in Abruzzo, XTerra, network mondiale di sport natura. 21/06 Conferenza stampa - ore 10.30 - sala Blu Leggi tutto.
XTERRA UNICA TAPPA ITALIANA !!! Il mondo del Triathlon off road a Scanno (AQ) dal 19 al 21 Luglio 2013 Leggi tutto.
Feast of Saint Pantaleone - 26th-27th July. This Feast inspired the painting by Francesco Paolo Michetti “The vow” and one of the short stories written by Gabriele d’Annunzio. Leggi tutto.
International Folk Meeting– First week of August.This prestigious festival hosts international folk groups.Performances of the laccio d'amore, a archaic dance typical of wedding feasts, are celebrated Leggi tutto.
The month dedicated to “Brodetto” – June&July event about culture and gastronomy, celebrating the famous fish soup of Vasto, called “brodetto”. Numerous side events take place. Leggi tutto.
The Toson d’oro (Order of the Golden Fleece) – end of August. Historical re-enactment in Renaissance costumes Leggi tutto.
Mary of the Turks – First Sunday of AugustRe-enactment of a battle between Turks and Christians Leggi tutto.
The Chivalry Joust of Europe–1st weekend of August.It is meant to ease the dialogue between peoples of different cultures. The performances are like to Jousts of Sulmona and begin at 4.00 p.m Leggi tutto.
Feast of Our Lady of the Safe Harbour – The first week-end of AugustThis is the most ancient folk Feast dedicated to Our Lady, protector of sailors and fishermen. A procession takes place on the sea. Leggi tutto.
“Certame della Balestra” (The crossbow contest) – The first half of AugustIt’s a historical re-enactment of the encounter between Cantelmo, duke of Popoli, and the King Ferdinand of Aragon. Leggi tutto.
Festival of “Ddu’ bbotte” – The second week-end of AugustThe “ddu’ bbotte” is a kind of hand-organ, celebrated in this festival where typical meals and salami are served. Leggi tutto.
“Il Catenaccio” – 14th AugustThis ceremony takes place reminding the ancient wedding rituals and procession, in traditional costumes and he women of the village form a human chain (called Catenaccio) Leggi tutto.
Ancient jobs’ Festival–Last Saturday of August.The craftsmen show in the old center the most ancient and beautiful jobs.In the afternoon there are tastings of local products, music and costume parades Leggi tutto.
The MastroGiurato – First Sunday of SeptemberHistorical re-enactment with medieval settings.The event culminates in the historical parade which takes place in the first Sunday of September Leggi tutto.
Feast of Saint Mary Odigitria – 8th SeptemberThis is a Greek orthodox celebration, dedicated to Mary Odigitria. In ancient Greek “odigitria” means someone who teaches, who shows the direction Leggi tutto.
The Gift to Saint Mary of the bridge – 8th SeptemberA procession of women carries gifts from the fields to Our Lady. Leggi tutto.
The race of the“Zingari”–First Sunday of SeptemberIn honour of the Madonna of Loreto,the young barefoot bachelors(the zingari)run down from Pietra Spaccata to reach the St Maria of Loreto’s Church. Leggi tutto.
Feast of Our Lady of the Mountain –10th-12th SeptemberThe women carry the statue of Our Lady of the Mountain to the Sanctuary,into the ancient forest of Lupara,in the quarter of Santa Maria del Monte Leggi tutto.
Feast of Saint Cosma and Saint Damian – 26th-27th September A procession of “conocchie” (typical copper pots made in Abruzzo) full of wheat celebrates the Saints Cosma and Saint Damian. Leggi tutto.
Feast of Saint Cosma and Saint Damian – 26th-27th September. A procession of “conocchie” (typical copper pots made in Abruzzo) full of wheat celebrates the Saints Cosma and Saint Damian Leggi tutto.