Tuesday, March 15, 2005: 19 march in Silvi Abruzzese festival

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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The cities with the greatest numbers of abruzzesi are not in Abruzzi - in the course of the 20th century 1.2 million Abruzzese left their land and now there are 250,000 in New York, 80,000 in Toronto, 1,500 from Rosciano in Australia, 5000 from Pettorano sulGizio in Hamilton, Canada. Next saturday 19 March the third edition of the "Abruzzesi in the world" festival will be celebrated in Silviand broadcast on Rai Uno Sat live via satellite. Many Abruzzese were successful each in theair fields, as Larry Di Ianni, from Villetta Barrea, now the mayor of Hamilton, but unfortunately many others are not so well off, and the region Law 47 passed in December 2004 tried to provide solutions for them too.

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