8 Nov 2014

Festival of the Madonna of the Rosary ~ La festa della Madonna del S. Rosario




Every October the villagers organise a festival and on the first Sunday of that month a statue of the Madonna of the Rosary is paraded around the local area stopping at various places along the way. At the last resting place a priest from the religious community gives an address before the daytime fireworks are set off and the Madonna is taken back to the church.
Sundays is a day when family members get together for lunch and the festa is a further opportunity to meet up with others that have come for this special occasion.  The festivities continue in the evening with stalls selling take away food to enjoy at trestle tables, fairground entertainment, music and more fireworks.









9 comments:

  1. beautiful photos once again

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  2. How I would love this festa. Your photographs are just wonderful.

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  3. Must be a marvelous spectacle, I would also enjoy this and have thanks to your photographs. Thanks Linda, a lovely post as always.

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  4. I think it is so nice to experience this festival, your pictures are wonderful. Love the sunlight in the sky too.

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  5. It's so nice to see an old tradition still well celebrated. I think a lot of society is becoming complacent and often forget to remember and celebrate those we should be grateful too.

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  6. What a wonderful festival, the images of the sky gave me goosebumps!xxx

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  7. A real community as well as religious festival. It must be lovely to be able to take part in a longstanding tradition like that.

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  8. What a joyous festival to bring everyone together in celebration. Your photos are wonderful:)

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