holy week

Sicily, Italy

Easter is the most important event of the liturgical year in Sicily, where it gave rise to many town festivals that combine the highlights of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the folk rituals whose origins lie in ancient times, magnificently. What is most striking of the Sicilian Easter is the active participation of the people which is manifested not only in the classical processions and pilgrimages, but also in the alternation of sad feelings of mourning for the death of the Redeemer and those cheerful and joyful for His Resurrection.