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1 May 2000

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on Il Centro - Quotidiano d'Abruzzo and Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition.

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1 May 2000 - Il Centro

Cepagatti - Birthday party for 101 year old Carina / 101° Compleanno, by Luana Di Lorito
Only 50 friends for nonna Carina Marcotullio's birthday party last 25 April. Vital as always, even if she would have liked a dance in the square like last year. She is enjoing her parties, and is still in perfect health, also looking after great-granddaughter Diletta.

1 May 2000 - Il Messaggero

Francavilla - Santa Liberata's feast and the Flower Festival / La festa di Santa Liberata coincide con la Mostra del fiore, by Giuseppina Gherardi
Final day for the 24th edition of the Flower Festival with a procession on the sea for Santa Liberata, the statue on the foremost boat, then at 11.30 landing at the docks and blessing of the sea.

1 May 2000 - Il Centro

Teramo - Peace parade with historical quarters / Il corteo della pace con i quartieri storici
This feast marked the end of intestine fights between the city's families in the Renaissance. Flag-bearers, heralds, drum players in costume opened the historical re-enactment to finish with the lighting of the peace candle in the cathedral. This feast is the prologue of the Festa dei Trionfi due in July.

1 May 2000 - Il Centro

Roccamorice - Feast for San Bartolomeo / Fedeli in festa, by Daniela D'Alimonte
A great feast in the small town to celebrate the return of the statue, The inhabitants had protested against the art authorities, who had taken away the statue for restoration, and the carabinieri had brought it back. Many came to pray and kiss the small knife in the statue's hand, which is believed to have healing powers. Every year on 25th august buses loaded with pilgrims arrive and walk up to the hermitage of Celestine 5th, then carry the statue down to the parish of Roccamorice, where it remains for two weeks. The wooden statue, 80 cm high, is dated by some to 1200, by others to more recent times.