December 8th is ‘Immacolata Concezione’ (Immaculate Conception Day), when Italy traditionally turns on its Christmas lights, but in Abruzzo, there is another tradition and rite in many beach and mountain towns, the lighting of giant bonfires accompanied by song and cheer that begin on the 7th December!
Francavilla al Mare celebrates the 7th of December with the tradition of Focaracci as a vigil for Immaculate Conception Day.
Collelongo: 𝑰 𝑭𝒂𝒗𝒐̀𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒍❜𝑰𝒎𝒎𝒂𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒂 is the town’s fire rite celebration to welcome the arrival…
An all night celebration held in Atri is the La Notte dei Faugni. This is an ancient, agricultural tradition, the “Fauni Ignis”, the fires of Fauno, when its streets become “rivers of fire”
On December 8th in #Cansano from 17:00 we will be waiting for you for the SANTA MARIA CUNCETT’, our traditional great bonfire to celebrate the Immaculate Conception! 🔥