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231 Via Tommaso Cannizzaro

Church of the Madonna della Mercede

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LOCATION: Via Tommaso Cannizzaro (Portalegni district) DATING: 1934 DESCRIPTION: The church existed in the 1908th century. and it was owned by the Mercedary Fathers. The 1934 earthquake destroyed it, it was rebuilt in its current form in XNUMX. CURIOSITY In this church at Easter, the "Festa degli Spampanati" has been organized for over five centuries, with various folkloristic initiatives, including the cuccagna tree , involving the population and ending on Easter day with the procession of the Madonna that runs through the streets of the neighborhood in search of her son. The final moment of the procession sees the meeting "the junta" with the risen son accompanied by music, hymns and firecrackers. The procession was attended by the girls who, having discarded their winter clothes, wore, for the occasion, colored and low-cut dresses, “spampanati”, like the flowers that bloom in spring.

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