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FESTA DEL SANTISSIMO CROCIFISSO

 
  • Crucifix Festival
  • Crucifix procession
  • Crucifix Festival
Crucifix Festival
The Festa del Crocefisso is a moment of great folkloristic and religious interest and is one of the grandest in Sicily, taking place the first three days in May, every three, five or six years: it is a magnificent event, of great importance, and is characterised by abundance to celebrate the miracles carries out in the mid 1600s by a small, wooden Crucifix and to give thanks for the harvest and work. It consists in transport, processions and parades of the ( social classes ), richly harnessed mules and horses, rigorously accompanied by the throwing of cakes, hazelnuts, sugared almonds, chocolates and characteristic cucciddati, votive bread in the shape of a crown or the sun.

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