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Parade of Half Lent

Viale Papa Giovanni, Bergamo, Italy

A parade of faces, colors, suggestions, stories that are born and develop in the setting of a wagon and tickle the imagination: that's what the parade Half Lent, symbolic event of Bergamo, sponsored by the Historical Association Duchy of Piazza Pontida. A tradition that is lost in time, when the collegiate nature of the parade deadened the rigor of the Lenten season with its charge of wanton carelessness. Today the event, almost completely lost the religious connotation, but maintains a lively carnival charm and is configured as an event of great attraction, which attracts thousands of people. The joyful atmosphere that permeates, the floats that come from all over the province and the ceremony of the "Rasgamènt de la egy", with which you bring symbolically burnt away the filth of the city, make the event an important part of the folklore of our territory and contribute to making Bergamo a place where the expression of popular culture confirms an increasingly significant dimension. The parade, scheduled for next Sunday, March 15, will open with the passage in the carriage of the Duke of Piazza Pontida, followed by floats, dance groups and drummers. The shows on the bill and the traditional Burning of Old will advance this year to the day of Saturday, March 14, which will culminate with the election of Pius egia Bela. Space then gaiety and extravagance, the fun and wonder, for what is, in effect, a veritable feast of folklore. Saturday, March 14, 2015 16.00 - Old Square, Upper Town Exhibition of Folk Group City of Assemini (CA) and the Folklore Group I Gioppini of Bergamo. 17.00 - Quadriportico Sentierone Exhibition of Folk Group Bergamasco. 18.00 - Piazza Pontida Opening of the exhibition of the sketches "Egia 2015" made by students of the School of Art Andrea Fantoni. From 18.00 to 20.00 hours the students themselves will be present to explain to the public their sketches. 20.30 - Piazza Pontida Presentation of the wagons that will participate in the parade on Sunday and election of "Egia Pius Bela 2015"; Recitation of poetry "Rasgamènt de la Egia"; Award ceremony authors sketches "Egia 2015"; "Rasgamènt de la egy". Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 10.00 to 12.00 - Piazza Pontida: students of the School of Art Andrea Fantoni will be present to explain to the public their sketches. From 10.00 to 14.00: Piazza Marconi, via Bonomelli, via Bono clumping Wagons / Groups 15.00, Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII Start of parade Half Lent 18.30, Piazza Pontida: Awarding of Wagons / Groups by Smiciatöt Duke of the Duchy of Piazza Pontida and representation Municipal 19.30 End event. NB - In case of rain the event will be moved to the following week (21-22 March 2015).

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