Sassari – The kiss between two guilds. The Carpenters (Gremio dei Falegnami) and The Peasants (Gremio dei Contadini.)
You can read my full article on this great event here: The Descent of the Candle Bearers | I Candelieri 2012
Have you seen Sardinia’s 2nd largest festival?
Sucha fascinating custom and spectacle!
What a lovely tradition! Wish I could witness one of these in person!
Jennifer thank you for “the kiss”. I am Sassarese and I try to make it back at least every 2-3 years, this year I couldn’t, so just watching that clip brings tears to my eyes. A zent’anni!!
Awe! You’ve just given me goosebumps! I’m glad you enjoyed the video. It certainly brought tears to my eyes when I was there in the moment. What a beautiful festival. A zent’anni!
I love these Italian/ Spanish/ Mediterranean festivals. They are so passionate in their history……and everyone turns out ! Great !
You are right about the passion! I heard heave ho’s all day for 6 hours with such passion it made my head spin. I don’t even think the Gremi were tired!
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