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Bordonaro Epiphany

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Italy - Bordonaro

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From: 2015.01.05 To: 2015.01.05

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Sicilians in Bordonaro know how to celebrate Epiphany. In the main square of the town they erect a special tree, Pagghiaru, that is adorned with a two meter high cross. But it doesn't stop there, as the cross is draped with salami, fruits, loaves of bread and other edible goodies. The young people are forced to sit restlessly through evening mass, and only afterward are they set free to assault the tree and grab all the delicacies they can reach. The remaining food is distributed to the people. After this feast the interested ones can watch Cavaddazzu e l'omu sabbagghiu, a theatrical performance translated from the Sicilian dialect as "Man and Ferocious Nature".

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