Italy’s Intangible Heritage: Festival of Celestinian Forgiveness (October 2019)

This article originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. Find the main article here.  For most of Italy, late summer means Ferragosto vacations and lazy beach days. For L’Aquila, it’s more associated with forgiveness of sins: The Festa della Perdonanza Celestiniana, or Festival of Celestinian Forgiveness, has taken place every year on August 28 and 29 for 726…

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