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    The Feast of San Domenico and the Ritual of Serpari of Cocullo Italiansrus.com
    One of the most popular traditional feasts of Abruzzo, well-known also abroad, is undoubtedly the Feast of San Domenico in Cocullo, a small mountain village in the province of L'Aquila. You may ask yourself how a feast in a small village can be so well known outside of Italy. The reason for this is that the statue of San Domenico is covered with real snakes caught by locals called "serpari" (snake charmers).

    Festa della Madonna dei sette Dolori
    Find out the meaning of this tradition, which includes a song.

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    La Madonna che Scappa in Piazza Italiansrus.com
    In Sulmona during Easter they reenact the moment that Mary sees her resurrected son for the first time causing her to run towards him.

    La Madonna dei Miracoli
    This feast is celebrated in Casalbordino on June 11 in memory of the apparition of the Virgin Mary to a peasant from Pollutri.

    I Serpari di Cocullo
    This ancient feast of the snake charmers is held on the first Thursday in May.

    Le verginelle di Rapino
    On May 8 a procession of young women is held in honor of an historic drought that came to an end thanks to the aid of Madonna del Carpineto.

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