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Good Friday in Romagnano Sesia

April 6th-9th 2023. From 1729 in odd years one of the most important Easter rituals in Italy.

Good Friday in Romagnano Sesia Italy
06 Apr 2023 - 09 Apr 2023 Piemonte -Romagnano Sesia (Novara)  Folklore-Traditions | Religious celebrations

From April 6th o to Sunday April 9th, 2023 in Romagnano Sesia – in the province of Novara – is taking place the 261st edition of one e of the most important and oldest Lent and Easter Good Friday ritual in Piedmont, celebrated every 2 years.

The Good Friday celebration, during 4 days, brings to life the story of the Passion of Christ, with figures in customs representing moments of Jesus’ life in the streets of the village.

The “Itinerant Performances present 14 “paintings” with 350 re-enactors interpreting Roman Legonaries on horseback and the Veliti on foot. Thanks to these representations, Romagnano looks like the old Jerusalem.

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The origins of Romagnano’s Good Friday
The Sacred Representation in Romagnano Sesia was first organized on Sunday Easter 1729  by the Brotherhood of the Santissimo Enterro. The word Enterro comes from the Spanish word Entierro that means “burial” and refers to the Holy Sepulchre.
Old documents of 1700 declare that the brotherhood had the task to bring the statues of Dead Christ and the Lady of Sorrows in the procession on Good Friday evening.
The representation belongs to the cultural heritage of Novara.

Photos: from the website of the event


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