Holy Week
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15 April 2019 - 0:00

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For those who visit Sicily, Easter Week a mass of stimuli and suggestions that need to be revisited again and again. One of the possible forms it shared here, with its peculiarities that invite you to visit and understand. The peculiarity of Aidone lays in the representation of papier-mâché “Santoni” that embody the Apostles and the spirit of Easter somewhere between pain and joy. Santoni, papier-mâché structures are carried by the disguised so-called “Santanari” (members of different local fraternities) during the week. They go up and down the village, from one church to another, until the sad procession of the dead Christ. On Easter Sunday, to revitalize and rejoice in the resurrection, they become cheerful messengers of the sacred news. Papier-mâché and wood artisan craftsmen make Santoni with appropriate frames that allow the Santanari to jump and do pirouettes. They are richly fashioned in tunics of different colors.

 

  Click to listen highlighted text! For those who visit Sicily, Easter Week a mass of stimuli and suggestions that need to be revisited again and again. One of the possible forms it shared here, with its peculiarities that invite you to visit and understand. The peculiarity of Aidone lays in the representation of papier-mâché “Santoni” that embody the Apostles and the spirit of Easter somewhere between pain and joy. Santoni, papier-mâché structures are carried by the disguised so-called “Santanari” (members of different local fraternities) during the week. They go up and down the village, from one church to another, until the sad procession of the dead Christ. On Easter Sunday, to revitalize and rejoice in the resurrection, they become cheerful messengers of the sacred news. Papier-mâché and wood artisan craftsmen make Santoni with appropriate frames that allow the Santanari to jump and do pirouettes. They are richly fashioned in tunics of different colors.  

 

 


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