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In Praiano, the feast of Luminaria di San Domenico

Praiano Salerno, Italy

Luminaria di San Domenico - Praiano, Amalfi Coast - from 31 July to 4 August 2014.

Praiano is lit every year of lights and colors during the Luminaria di San Domenico, an event that promotes an immense ancient heritage of culture, history, art, faith and devotion of the people, architectural and scenic beauty.

The edition of last year he received the patronage of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, the Region of Campania, Province of Salerno, the Regional Park of Mons Lactarius, Chamber of Commerce of Salerno.

Shall be provided in the annex, the manifesto of the Luminaria di San Domenico in 2014 and some previous editions of Herodotus.

Soon it will be announced the detailed program of the five evenings.

For more information www.luminariadisandomenico.it - ​​CVB / Pelagos tel. 089874557 - info@praiano.org


Historical Highlights
The Luminaria di San Domenico is an ancient tradition of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Praiano, is celebrated on August 1 to 4 of each year at the Convent of Santa Maria a Castro in 1599, where he is venerated St. Dominic.
This devotion has been handed down since 1606, by the coming of the Dominican friars of Health of Naples. The Luminaria di San Domenico has a precise meaning: the mother of St. Dominic, before giving birth, she dreamed a dog with a torch in his mouth that set afire the World, to mean that she would have taken him around the world the Word of God
The feast of St. Dominic is preceded by a three-day, during which this fascinating and evocative tradition which sees the participation of all citizens of Praiano, which, with the unique and fascinating insights wax, adorn the terraces, windows , the streets and the domes of the houses. Even more impressive is the propriety of the Piazza San Gennaro, who come every night illuminated by about three thousand candles.
In ancient times, the torches were created with tin cans, rags, oil, and oil and rancid lard were realized even bonfires in gardens, retaining throughout the year, the dry branches and vines (the so-called "fagots"). This event takes place from well 400 years, but was picked up by this Administration in 2001 on the idea of ​​the committee for promoting tourism in Praiano (later participation in municipal association Pelagos).

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from 31 July to 4 August 2014



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