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The old strina

friday 31 december 2021 in Cefalù, Palermo

The old strina

According to the folklore citizen, the old strina is a figure of old beneficial that the night between 31 December and the first January brings gifts to children good and charcoal and ash for the bad ones, as in other sicilian villages; make the dead. In the days prior to the children it is recommended not to make too much noise because the old strina r u casteddu you 'nna adduna: his dwelling is in fact envisaged on the bobbin. The night before the boys spin on the streets playing rinali (milk and broken jar), while children who go to sleep it is recommended to keep their eyes closed, if they do not want the old is c u spitu infucatu to burn their eyes.

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