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15 March 2024 - 17 March 2024

The Cavalcade of Saint Joseph in Donnalucata

Overview

On the weekend preceding Saint Joseph’s Day, the seaside village of Donnalucata, located in the municipality of Scicli, re-enacts the Gospel episode of the “Flight into Egypt”: this is the Cavalcade of Saint Joseph, an event rich in the colours and aromas of the beautiful land of Sicily.

The village streets burst into life with characters dressed in traditional clothes and elaborately bridled horses draped with flower-laden cloaks. Tradition has it that the flight of the Holy Family took place at night and bonfires, which are known locally as “pagghiara”, were lit to light their way.

The procession, which is guided and illuminated by the warm light of the fires, ends with the awarding of prizes for the most beautiful bridle, while the large piles of embers become huge barbecues that bring all the participants together, in a celebration deeply rooted in belonging, tradition, community and family.

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Donnalucata

97018 Donnalucata RG, Italia

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