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15 April 2001

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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15 April 2001 - Il Messaggero

Easter Feasts / Le feste di Pasqua
In Spoltore the ancient rite of the «schucchio": colored boiled eggs will be broken in Largo della Porta. Then the «Madonna che corre" in piazza D'Albenzio with the voice of Camillo De Leonardis will follow the five runs of Mary to meet her Son.
In Pianella the 7th edition of "Lu Bbongiorne", a historical re-enactement going back to the Middle Ages: the pianellesi went under each other's windows and shouted all that they thought.

15 April 2001 - Il Centro

Francavilla - St. Anthony's Feast / La festa di Sant'Antonio
Patron Sant'Antonio da Padova is celebrated in the old center. On Monday morning, the blessing of the horses, before the Michetti monastery, an ancient rite of good omen for the harvest. A traditional marathon later and the "Fanfara dei bersaglieri". Also a rally of the Lambretta Club d'Italia.

15 April 2001 - Il Centro

Penne - A trip to discover ancient traditions / In gita per scoprire antiche tradizioni, by Ercole D'Alessandro
Association «Mestieri e giochi medievali» of Roccafinadamo, Penne planned for this Easter Monday an itinerary to the Baricelle stream, folk games and the special gastronomy of the Vestine area.

15 April 2001 - Il Centro

Popoli - The Crossbow Fight / Il Certame e la Balestra
The Certame della Balestra is a historical re-enactment of the encounter between Duke of Popoli, Restaino Cantelmo, and King Ferdinand of Aragon. This third edition, due on 4th August, will be enriched also by the Banderesi of Bucchianico and the sbandieratori of Gubbio. Medieval environments will be reconstructed in the previous days.