Religious festival in Syracuse – Feast of S. Lucia

The most important religious holiday in Syracuse is in honor of Saint Lucia is celebrated in 13 December, day the statue of the saint is carried in slow procession, from Cathedral a Church of Saint Lucia to the Sepulcher.
Saint Lucia was of noble family and the typically Christian name means Light, He was martyred on 13 December 304 during the persecution of Diocletian, and the story it has two versions as acts Latins say that the saint was stabbed in the throat, instead it acts Greeks say he was beheaded.
On the day of the parade procession is followed by a eighteenth-century carriage, with costumed characters, instead the week after statuta is carried on shoulders, by Green Berets, to return in cathedral, Furthermore citizens during the party praparano dishes like uccioli e la dog's bed.
A very important tradition of the feast is the manifestation Lucy of Sweden and Swedish Week, a kind of twinning between Syracuse and Sweden in the name of Saint Lucia that the trmanda 1970, also in the course of Week Swedish They organize debates, exhibitions and panel discussions on the theme of the event, which each year focuses on a different topic of Swedish culture.

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