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Out of Palermo

slideshow of the Feast of Santa Rosalia

Here is a slideshow of the Festino from Igor Petyx of the newspaper La Repubblica. Click on the photo caption to see it.
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Feast of S. Rosalia started today

Crowds outside the Palermo cathedral
The 391st edition of the five-day Feast of Santa Rosalia started today outside the cathedral where her bones are kept in a giant silver urn. The theme of this year's "festino" is Misericordia, which translates as mercy or benevolence.
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Live broadcast: Catania's feast of S. Agata

The feast is happening live, now, and Antenna Sicilia broadcasts salient parts live on the internet for several hours at a time.
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