Sunday Live in Abruzzo: Easter Rites & Traditions

Easter Traditions and Rites in Abruzzo

Join LifeInAbruzzo for a Facebook live chat  or via Zoom with special guest Abruzzese photojournalist, Giancarlo Malandra for a fascinating journey through Abruzzo to uncover the diverse rites and traditions that are celebrated over  the Easter period in the 4 provinces.  The online chat is in English (Italian question can be posed) and will take place:

Sunday 12th April, 5pm CET, 4pm BST, 11am EDT

Subjects included in the mix of video and photography presentation will be

  • Il Cireneo, Lanciano (CH) (Holy/Maundy Thursday)
  • La Desolata,  Teramo (TE) – Good Friday
  • Venerdì Santo e il Miserere di Selecchy, Chieti (CH) Good Friday
  • Madonna Che Scappa, Sulmona (AQ) – Easter Sunday

There will be plenty of time to pose questions!

Giancarlo started his photography career aged 34, first as an amateur, and then he began documenting Abruzzo in 2006.  In 2012 he left his job in IT to become a full-time photographer.  He qualified as a journalist, 3 years ago and started his own wedding photography business that has taken him to France, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the UK  and Mexico to shoot couple’s special day!

His first book contribution was dedicated to the 2009 earthquake called “3:32 the signs of the earthquake”, followed by one  called “Tesori d’Abruzzo”.  He has since published “Giulianova Timeless Seduction”, “Pescara Timeless Seduction”, “Abruzzo Timeless Seduction” and  “Abruzzo Grand Tour”.

How to Join

To join the chat simply go to the Life in Abruzzo Facebook page and the chat will play automatically on Sunday 12th April at

5pm CET, 4pm BST, 11pm EDT or join via Zoom

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Sam Dunham
Author: Sam Dunham

Sam is a very lucky midlife 'mamma' to A who is 11 and juggles her work as a self-employed freelance travel and food web content manager and copywriter and EFL teacher - she is the founder of English in the Woods. She is the co-founder of the social enterprises: The Abruzzo Blogger Community and Let's Blog Abruzzo. She is currently writing the book 'Abruzzo: Folk and Food.

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