Procida is among the Flegrean Islands from the coast of Naples in southern Italia. The area is between Cape Miseno and also the island of Ischia. Using its small satellite island of Vivara, it’s a comune from the province of Naples, around Campania. The populace is all about 10000.
Folklore and traditions
You will find many religious traditions around the island associated with the time of Holy Week before Good Friday. Probably the most evocative of fundamental essentials Procession from the Apostles of Holy Thursday and also the Procession from the Mysteries of excellent Friday. The final one is dependant on a practice returning towards the finish from the 17th century. Within the procession, the youthful males from the island, outfitted within the traditional dress from the “Confraternity from the Turchini”, carry allegorical wagons (known as “mysteries”) of religious character for any fixed distance, in the village of Torre Murata towards the port of Marina Grande. The “mysteries”, frequently highly artistic, are ready through the youthful people and usually nobody except them might have, a minimum of theoretically, seen them prior to the procession. Following the procession, they’re separated or destroyed.
Every summer time, there’s an election from the Graziella (“Little Elegant”), a youthful lady that wears the customary clothes from the island, mentioning towards the history told in Alphonse p Lamartine’s novel, Graziella. Also throughout the summer time, a literary award devoted to Elsa Morante and her novel, Arthur’s Island, is presented.