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di Teresa Favi

April 11, 2017

Traditions of Easter day

Since the Scoppio del Carro (outbreak of the wagon), la Volata del Cristo Risorto (the run of Christ risen), the Easter breakfast with eggs, capocollo and ‘ciaccia’

In FLORENCE, Easter Sunday, at 8.45 am, begin the antique rite of the Scoppio del Carro (explosion of the wagon) with the departure of Brindellone from the deposit via Il Prato followed by a representation of the Florentine Republic to go to piazza Duomo. The rite of dove flying from the dome to the wagon to burn it is at 11. The ceremony dates back to the time of the First Crusade (1096).

A Foiano della Chiana (Arezzo), the ceremony of the "Flight" of the Risen Christ. A tradition that dates back to the seventeenth century. where on the night of Holy Saturday, the statue of the Risen Christ (1681) is carried on the shoulders of a group of men who run the church of SS. Trinity at the Collegiate Church.

In Porto Santo Stefano (Grosseto)  Easter Sunday, Procession of the Risen Christ at 7 am in the streets of the country. A tradition deeply felt by local people culminating with the blessing of the sea: the statue of Christ is carried over the harbor and raised three times, vessels moored respond to the blessing sounding the sirens.

A Chianciano (Siena) on Easter Sunday, from 8 am, all the bars, by tradition, offer residents and tourists the Easter Breakfast based on "ciaccia", the typical dough with cheese, eggs with capocollo salami.


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