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Barisciano Fuoco di San Giovanni

22 June @ 20:00 - 23:30 CEST

Barisciano Fuco San Giovanni

Barisciano lights its traditional and very entertaining fire for San Giovanni, this is likely to be something you have never experienced before, we highly recommend a visit!

Throughout Italy fires are lit in celebration of  John the Baptist’s birth that sees farming folklore, pagan and Christian incarnations combined to honour the end of the harvest by burning its chaff together with pruned branches  to symbolise healing, purification, and fertility. Dancing around the fire and particularly crossing or jumping the fire showed a boldness & pureness of spirit which later became more of a macho proclamation on the jumper’s manhood, as well as supposed magical healing cures for back-pain to eyesight.

There is also the promise of some great arrosticini, panini and beer and music by Stefano Bernardi.


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Barisciano Pro Loco
Barisciano (AQ) - Santa Caterina Fair
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Piazzale della fonte grande
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0039 3509049043
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