FROM ADEL class 2 C Scuola Media Vivaldi Alessandria
On the 17th of March, the Orthodox Church celebrates St. Alexie, the patron saint of insects and reptiles. This day is known among people under the name of “Alexii” or “Alexiile” and it has been celebrated in Comanesti and Humoreni for a long time. My pupils have asked the old people in the village about the origin and significance of the Alexii and this is what they found out:
(Andrei-Laurentiu, Andrei, Daniel- 5th form, Comanesti School)
Classe 4^B – Scuola Primaria “A. Ciancia”- Francavilla in Sinni (PZ) – Italia
Classe 5^A – Scuola Primaria “A. Ciancia”- Francavilla in Sinni (PZ) – Italia
During Easter time our mums and grandmas prepare at least one “pëccëllætë”. It’s an Easter ring shaped cake made by flour, water and eggs, with or without sugar that we eat on Easter. Here you are the recipe!
Mix the ingredients on the pastry board and and work well. Cover the dough and let it rice for ten or more hours( it depends on the temperature), better for one night. Work the dough on the pastry board giving it a ring shape. Cover and let it rice again for 5 or 6 hours. When it’s well riced bake in the oven for about half an hour.
If you like making the salt version, leave the sugar and the “Martini” liquor and add 1 glass of white wine.Before baking insert in the ring shaped dough four boiled eggs with around some blessed olive leaves as a decoration. You can eat it during the Easter lunch instead of bread.
Some photos of a “pëccëllætë” wiyh sugar:
Classe 5^A – Scuola primaria “A. Ciancia” – Francavilla in Sinni (PZ) – Italia
In Italy, Church bells ring joyfully during the year . But the bells stop ringingon the Thursday before Good Friday (“Venerdì Santo” in Italian). They are silent for a few days while people remember the death of Jesus.
On Easter Sunday at midnight the bells ring out , telling the people that Jesus is alive again.
When people hear the bells, they kiss and hug one another
Alberto Scuola Media Vivaldi Alessandria