Calabria

Folklore

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Traditions and folklore - Popular traditions and folklore are for Calabria an incommensurable source of wealth which bear witness to its great past. The women’s costumes in towns with Albanian communities are sumptuous; austere and simple, but also unique, are those of mountain villages. There is a very strong religious tradition in Calabria. At Easter and Christmas, for centuries, customs, celebrations and theatres, in which all the inhabitants participate, have been handed down. Even Carnival has its own customs which, when they do not draw on ancient texts, provide actors with an opportunity to put their immagination and creativity to the test. The folklore events in the towns with Albanian communities are tormented with their leitmotiv of yearning for the lost homeland and the exaltations of Scanderberg, the Arbrëshes national hero. There are innumerable village festivals for local products, such as those for mushrooms, chestnuts, the grain and grape harvest, and so forth. All the above have a common characteristic, they are choral events whose protagonists are the sentiments, traditions and cultural roots of all Calabrians.

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