Feast of San Giuseppe in Leni, Salina

Feast of San Giuseppe in Leni, Salina

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 May 1

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In Leni, on the island of Salina, a town in which St. St. Joseph. The same festival is celebrated in the hamlets of Malfa and Lingua on March 19 and the following Sunday. On the occasion of the celebrations, pasta and chickpeas, which represent the food of the poor, are cooked in large pots according to the local recipe. After the procession and the blessing of the large pots, the traditional "tavuliata" is then set up to which the disciples sit in addition to the Holy Family. All these characters are played by young local boys. In this way, alongside the symbolic sharing of local dishes among the crowd, the religious aspect of the event is also remembered.

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