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EASTER IN SICILY

2022-04-07 03:00 PM

Marialuisa Fiorito

Discovering Sicily, Food, Culture, Events, Sicily Food Tour, Tradition,

EASTER IN SICILY

Easter in Sicily is an event that has aroused intense popular participation throughout the island since ancient times.

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Easter in Sicily is an event that has aroused intense popular participation throughout the island since ancient times. Usually, during Holy Week, there is a succession of processions and representations. Obviously, with the arrival of the Coronavirus, many of these have been temporarily suspended in the last two years.


This year (although not yet very clear), it would seem that the situation tends to be more accessible, given that in Italy, the health emergency ended on March 31st. The Sicilian assembly of bishops has established rules that parishes will have to respect, avoiding gatherings as much as possible.

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All the cities of Sicily interpret the Easter celebration according to the place's ancient customs and deep traditions.
In Trapani, there is the famous Procession of the Mysteries of Good Friday. Very heavy wooden statues, called "Mysteries", are carried by the devotees and represent the multiple scenes of the passion of Christ.


The Procession of the Mysteries on Holy Thursday will also take place in Caltanissetta, during which sixteen statues representing the various stations of the Via Crucis cross the streets of the city. In Enna on Good Friday, there is a procession involving the ancient guilds of arts and crafts, whose about two thousand hooded brothers parade carrying the symbols of the Martyrdom of Jesus. Adrano is famous for the Diavolata, a sacred representation of medieval origin, and still Taormina, Milazzo, Erice, and Modica, where a living Via Crucis occurs.


On the gastronomic level, Easter is commemorated with a series of preparations reminiscent of the event: ​​the lamb, which is cooked according to the city's traditions. Next, we have the "cuddure", a big biscuit, sometimes in the shape of a bird, in which one or more eggs are set. The Sicilian Cassata, a typical and renowned dessert known worldwide, originates from the Easter celebration. And finally, the Easter Lambs!

 

Among Majolica's food experiences proposals, I have included a particular cooking class, which travelers can book all year round.

 

The Easter Lamb Cooking Class!

Even if it is closely linked to the Easter period, this cooking class is an experience that is too funny and particular not to be offered it all year round, and it would be a real shame to miss it!

 

The Easter lamb is a typical dessert also very popular with children. Its recipe is handed down between generations, making this specialty a familiar moment of sharing and collaboration. The recipe is based on two characteristic ingredients of the Agrigento's area, almonds and pistachios. Our guests, led by a local expert chef, will have to create and decorate these lovely sheep.

Once ready, according to our guests' preferences, the lamb can be tasted immediately or taken home; we will provide them with suitable packaging for their flight home.

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We can include this unique experience in our tours of Sicily, which have a base in Agrigento or its surroundings.

Contact us at info@majolicatravel.com for more information. Majolica staff will be happy to help you create a bespoke tour of Sicily.

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