Pashkët - Byzantine Easter
The Passover rituals in Piana degli Albanesi are very striking. Clear is the strong link with the ancient tradition of Albanian ethnicity and belonging, perpetuated even in everyday life, in religious rituals and language. Here, more than 500 years, jealously guarding the peculiarities of ethnic, linguistic, cultural and religious origin. The inhabitants of Piana degli Albanesi, thanks to their tenacity and their own cultural and religious institutions, over the centuries have kept intact their identity and their cultural roots such as customs, traditions, the typical female costumes richly embroidered, language Albanians and the Byzantine Rite. The dressing of women is very important and characteristic feature is the belt with silver buckle finely crafted
2018,Apr 1st - May 6th
The origins of this traditional and religious festival date back to the seventeenth century. Contrast between the devotion to Our Lady, "I Madunnara", and the risen Christ, "I Signurara". For many months, the population of San Biagio, divided into two teams is engaged in setting and processing of these compositions and ferla rods that form the scaffolding to the magnificent decorations of citrus, bay leaves and especially bread in various shapes and sizes. This outdoor exhibit is made of two branches of the main street Umberto I, which has as its center the Mother Church, which is the place of encounter between the risen Christ and the Virgin Mary carried in procession on Easter Sunday by the respective brotherhoods.
Arriving in the country will be fascinated by the vision of true works of art of bread, pasta and cereals colorful mosaics, stunning reproductions of majestic sculptures.