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Easter in Abruzzo

Abruzzo region has a strong religious spirit, deeply rooted in local traditions. The rites of Easter Holy Week are an important testimony of it. In towns and villages there are lots of demonstrations focused on the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus and they are lived with intensity.

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February means ... Carnival is on the way

According to the Catholic religious tradition, the Carnival begins with the Septuagesima Sunday (the first of the ninth Sunday preceding the Holy Week according to the Gregorian calendar and ends on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent).

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Gli Amici della Pasquetta - San Salvo (CH)

Tradition in Abruzzo celebrating the 6th January Epiphany.
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December 13rd

"Santa Lucia, il giorno più corto che ci sia"

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16th August celebrates Saint Rocco

Rocco of Montpellier, or de la Croix, known all over the world as Saint Roch, was a confessor whose death is commemorated on the 16th of August; he is specially invoked against the plague. He left all his goods to the poor to go on a pilgrimage.

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April the1st

April Fools' Day or April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day, is celebrated every year on the first day of April as a day when people play practical jokes on each other, the so called "April fools".

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March 8th March

International Women's Day, originally called International Working Women's Day, is marked on March 8 every year. Its celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements.

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4th October in Italy

St. Francis of Assisi, born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, but nicknamed Francesco - the Frenchman - by his father, (October 3, 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. Francis' father was Pietro di Bernardone, a prosperous silk merchant.

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June, the 2nd

On the 2nd June, the Italian people celebrate the Italian Republic Anniversary. It is the anniversary of the Institutional Referendum that in 1946 asked Italian people to vote and choose the Monarchy OR the Republic and the majority chose the Republic.

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Domenica delle Palme

Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four canonical Gospels.

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