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The Procession of the Snake Catchers (Serpari) 2018
Where: Cocullo, Italy
When:  Thursday, May 3, 2018 - Thursday, May 3, 2018
Once a year, on the first Thursday of May, a unique event is held in Cocullo in Abruzzo region. This event preserves an ancient middle ages tradition - the festival of snake capturers. The festival is held for the honor of San Domenico Abate who, according to the local tradition, protects the residents from snakes' bites and toothache. This is one of the known Paganism events which are still preserved in the Christian ritual. After the religious ceremony the believers cover the holy sculpture with live snakes and exit to the sounds of...(read more)