Easter in Sicily (15 images)

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The Holy Week traditions in Sicily are an incredible combination of religious festivals with archaic celebrations of the rebirth of nature, of spring over winter, of life over death. They are mostly the legacy of the 17th century Spanish domination of the island. A multitude of ancient rituals take place in various towns and villages around the island. After the procession, people wish each other "Buona Pasqua” (Happy Easter) and go back home to share a traditional meal with the...
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