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December 2015

December
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  • Castellalto (TE): Sagra dei Caggionetti (typical Christmas cakes filled with chestnuts and chick-peas)






  • Pollutri (CH): Sagra delle Fave (spread beans festival) prepared according to traditional recipes


    san Nicola from Bari is celebrated in many places with traditional loaves of bread and the "taralli" (hard, round biscuits, often eaten with wine)
  • Lettomanoppello (PE): Feast of San Nicola
  • Molina Aterno(AQ): Feast of San Nicola
  • Secinaro (AQ): Feast of San Nicola
  • Pollutri (CH): Feast of San Nicola from Bari


  • Casoli (CH): Feast of Immacolata Concezione, with bonfires by night


    The Conception is celebrated in many places with bonfires and songs
  • Atri (TE): the "faugni", fires of dry canes in front of the Cathedral at dawn
  • Cellino Attanasio (TE): Li Faugni



  • Torino di Sangro (CH): Night Wake to wait for the birth of the Madonna di Loreto; procession of torches through the night, and singing of "mattinate" (well-wishing songs)




  • Borrello (CH): Feast of Santa Lucia
  • Lecce dei Marsi (AQ): Feast of Santa Lucia
  • Prezza (AQ): Feast of Santa Lucia











  • Lanciano (CH): Procession called the "squilla": on the ringing of a bell from 18 to 19 hours, Christmas wishes are exchanged
  • Pietraferrazzana (CH): Feast of patron Santa Vittoria


  • Barrea (AQ): Traditional bonfire
  • Castiglione Messer Marino (CH): "Ndoccia", a bonfire is lit up at sunset to welcome the coming of Christ into the world
  • Pescasseroli (AQ): Bonfire before the parish church at midnight
  • Rivisondoli (AQ): Living crib
  • Tufillo (CH): traditional burning of "farchie" in the main square


    Almost all places have choirs, living cribs or special features for these festive days. Artistic nativities are on show in: Sulmona,Chieti, L'Aquila, Pescara, Teramo, etc
  • Collelongo (AQ): Living Crib at Prati delle Maiure
  • Lanciano (CH): Exhibition of traditional cribs
  • Rivisondoli (AQ): Living crib
  • Scanno (AQ): Living crib
  • Villa Celiera (PE): Living Crib
  • Villalago (AQ): Procession of frogmen to the lake to leave a crib
  • L'Aquila: Living Cribs at Pianola and Roio


  • Lama dei Peligni (CH): Feast of Santa Barbara and "Ballo della Pupa", with Sagra della Bruschetta (slices of hand-made bread spiced with gartic, oil and salt) e Lenticchie (Lentils festival)
  • Pettorano sul Gizio (AQ): Sagra della polenta (Polenta festival)


  • Assergi (AQ): Medieval representation
  • Colonnella (TE): Living crib


  • Fano Adriano (TE): Live Crib, a representation of the Nativity divided into various "stations" along the paths of the nearby oak wood


  • San Salvo (CH): Bonfires in honor of San Tommaso



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