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The visits to Sepulchers


Among the rituals of the Holy Week, the evening stroll  to the "altarini" (small altars) or to the "sepolcri" (sepulchers) of Holy Thursday in Bronte remains still a  tradition followed also by youngsters.

Is a wandering about principal Churches of Bronte where, in religious silence, one goes to visit and pray in the Sepulchers, a  lateral altar of the church decorated the morning of Thursday with flowers and gifts brought by the parishioners to Christ sepulcher.

The churches, in sign of sorrow, strip all   sacred fittings and the lights, but the floor of a small altar becomes an explosion  of vivid colors with ribbons, flowers and sprouts cultivated on purpose in the families surrounding Christ sepulcher.

Particular and traditional are the floral composi­tions made with wheat sprouts (but also with other cereals) immerged  in damp cotton wool an cultivated at home in darkness so to obtain colors almost unreal (white or yellowish or aqua green).

The visit to "sepulchers" of the churches goes on till late in the night.



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Translated by Sam Di Bella

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