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Virgin of Pompei’s festivity 2009 / Festa della Madonna di Pompei 2009 August 23, 2009

Filed under: Festivals and fairs,Old traditions — Gina @ 1:34 am

Un po’ dei fuochi di artificio in onore della festa della Madonna di Pompei di quest’anno: 22 – 23  Agosto.

A little of the fireworks in honor of this year Virgin of Pompei’s festivity: 22nd – 23rd August.

Gina – Scuola Primaria “A. Ciancia” – Francavilla in Sinni (PZ) – Italia


5 Responses to “Virgin of Pompei’s festivity 2009 / Festa della Madonna di Pompei 2009”

  1. Marie-France Says:

    Is the virgin of Pompeï protecting Francavilla from the Etna’s fury? I suppose your Francavilla is not far from that volcano? Am I mistaken?

  2. Gina Says:

    It isn’t right! The Etna is in Sicily and Francavilla in Sinni is in Basilicata.There is Calabria between Sicily and Basilicata, when the Etna is in big activty,sometimes, only a few cinder arrives here. The Etna’s fury isn’t a danger for us.

  3. Marie-France Says:

    Thanks Gina for the info. I went on Wikepedia to check where Francavilla in Sinni was. Why is the Madonna called di Pompei?

  4. Gina Says:

    Hi Marie-France!
    The Madonna is called di Pompei for two reasons: first because the chapel in which the statue is kept is in a little village on the mount Caramola called Pompei; second because She is the same Virgin you can adore in Pompei, the near Naples .

  5. mimi bobeica Says:

    it s wonderful.i am catholic but i didn t know about madonna di i think i shall find more.for me pompei was ahistorical place only.thak you .

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