Feste e Sagre in Abruzzo

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Festa di San Zopito, con il bue che si inginocchia a Loreto Aprutino #abruzzo

Festa di San Zopito, con il bue che si inginocchia a Loreto Aprutino #abruzzo

#cocullo ogni 1 maggio a Cocullo si svolge la festa dei separi in onore di San Domenico abate  @tille.86

#cocullo ogni 1 maggio a Cocullo si svolge la festa dei separi in onore di San Domenico abate @tille.86

«PRO LIFE» 26 07 2014   PIANCARANI DI CAMPLI °PROCESSIONE IN ONORE DI SA...

«PRO LIFE» 26 07 2014 PIANCARANI DI CAMPLI °PROCESSIONE IN ONORE DI SA...

Cantine aperte a Caramanico il 30- 12

Cantine aperte a Caramanico il 30- 12

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MG_998811.jpg (669×1000)

In Schiavi d’Abruzzo,  on the Carnival day, young men from the village dress up in funny #carnival clothes allwearing a huge paper hat representing a bouquet of flowers and roses. These guys are called #Mazzaroni in local dialect,  they stroll the streets of the #village singing, playing and dancing a #traditional dance called La Spallata, pushing each other shoulder against shoulder. They goes door to door performing their amusing show and asking for sweets, food and wine. #Abruzzo

In Schiavi d’Abruzzo, on the Carnival day, young men from the village dress up in funny #carnival clothes allwearing a huge paper hat representing a bouquet of flowers and roses. These guys are called #Mazzaroni in local dialect, they stroll the streets of the #village singing, playing and dancing a #traditional dance called La Spallata, pushing each other shoulder against shoulder. They goes door to door performing their amusing show and asking for sweets, food and wine. #Abruzzo

At Castelnuovo del Volturno near Rocchetta al Volturno a man is dressed as a deer andis eventually caught by a hunter performing ceremonial #rituals - #Abruzzo #AbruzzoRuralProperty

At Castelnuovo del Volturno near Rocchetta al Volturno a man is dressed as a deer andis eventually caught by a hunter performing ceremonial #rituals - #Abruzzo #AbruzzoRuralProperty

Pescasseroli. La "Tomba",il grande falò che viene acceso in occasione del Santo Natale nel piazzale dell'Abbazia dei Santi Pietro e Paolo.

Pescasseroli. La "Tomba",il grande falò che viene acceso in occasione del Santo Natale nel piazzale dell'Abbazia dei Santi Pietro e Paolo.

Along with the Christmas markets and feasts that go along with the holidays throughout Italy, the Abruzzo and Molise regions are home to an older tradition. Nine days before Christmas, the bagpipe-playing zampognari come down from the hills into the towns (dressed in period costumes), symbolizing the shepherds who visited Jesus upon his birth. Photo credit: Vincepal via Flickr.

Where to Spend Christmas in Italy

Along with the Christmas markets and feasts that go along with the holidays throughout Italy, the Abruzzo and Molise regions are home to an older tradition. Nine days before Christmas, the bagpipe-playing zampognari come down from the hills into the towns (dressed in period costumes), symbolizing the shepherds who visited Jesus upon his birth. Photo credit: Vincepal via Flickr.

The zampognari, the shepherds who play the bagpipes, come down from their mountain homes at Christmas time and perform in the market squares. The playing of bagpipes is popular in the regions of Calabria and Abruzzo, and in the piazzas of Rome.

The zampognari, the shepherds who play the bagpipes, come down from their mountain homes at Christmas time and perform in the market squares. The playing of bagpipes is popular in the regions of Calabria and Abruzzo, and in the piazzas of Rome.

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