Add to calendar 2019-04-21 2019-04-21 Europe/Rome Rite of Aurora - Easter Sunday During the morning of Easter Sunday, in Piazza della Repubblica takes place the rite of the Aurora: a religious rite that celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus. In the province of Trapani is celebrated only at Mazara and in Castelvetrano, introduced by the Discalced Carmelite Fathers not before 1667, the year in which settled in the city. In some towns of Sicily and Calabria is called addressed. Just before the nine hours, a Risen Christ, wrapped in a blanket of red and with a white flag, is conducted by the church of Santa Caterina, far below the entrance of Piazza della Repubblica, under the passage that combines the Cathedral and the Palazzo Vescovile. At the same time, a Madonna dressed in white and surrounded by a black cloak, preceded by twelve other confreres of the same company, is carried out at the other end of the piazza, on via XX Settembre. For a given sign, the Christ and the Madonna, which è removed the black mantle, are brought to the center of the piazza, and a short distance from one another, bowing three times. In the meantime, the statue of the Madonna that is hollow, are freed of white doves. Then begins the procession that bring againà the statues to the respective churches: in front of the confreres, subsequently the Christ and, more behind, the Madonna. Before 1864, the year in which it was abolished this custom, in the midst of the rite by the then via Maestranza, now via Garibaldi sbucava a man, the death of Easter, dressed with a lot of yellow canvas on which was painted a skeleton in black, with in hand a sickle and a basket. This passed between the crowd, and rescued children the Campanaro, a typical local sweet, and anything they hold in your hands with the tacit consent of parents. This character also passed in the shops of foodstuffs, taking always something. This rite is even mentioned by some ways to say common in city:
Sarvatìllu pi on the morning of Easter (preserve for the morning of Easter), once used to indicate a garment out of use, becauseé during the rite of the Aurora is wearing accessories that you saw only on that anniversary;
Ficiru the arora (have done the Aurora), it says to two people who are not seen for some time and which run the a meeting to another. Mazara del Vallo
During the morning of Easter Sunday, in Piazza della Repubblica takes place the rite of the Aurora: a religious rite that celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus. In the province of Trapani is celebrated...