December December 2020

Festivities and events in the month of December.

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

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

6 December
  • 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

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

8 December
    The Immaculate 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

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  • 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)

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

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  • 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

24 December
  • 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

25 December
    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

26 December
  • 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)

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

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

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

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