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THE TAVULATA DI SAN GIUSE’

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The Feast is held on the third Sunday of May to celebrate San Giuseppe Artigiano. Before the Church of San Giuseppe, a table is laid on a stage, with living characters, called the “tavulata di San Giuse'”: the table sits the Virgin, Saint Joseph and baby Jesus. The selected families prepare in their houses, small altars covered with fabric drapes and decorated with flowers and veils, on which the two characters of the Virgin and baby Jesus sit all morning with joined hands and a composed attitude. About midday, a procession moves to the house of Saint Joseph, who comes out with a halo and a flowery rod, and then continues to the houses of the Virgin and of baby Jesus. Then, all together, they reach the church of San Giuseppe to sit at the table. The feast ends at night with the procession of the Saint’s simulacrum along the town streets and to the church, followed by fireworks.

 

 

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