Easter Festivities in Sicily with Special Offer on Accommodation
April 04, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsSLEEPINSICILY.COM invites tourists to enjoy Easter in a high quality 3-star bed and breakfast found in major locations all over Sicily in order to get to know and participate in Sicily’s Easter celebrations. Book an en suite room for 35 Euro per day per person including breakfast (instead of 45 Euro) available from 14/04/06 to 17/04/06.
Italy is Europe’s top destination for Easter Holidays since it is the seat of Catholic Church and home to artistic treasures like the ‘Last Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci. Easter celebrations reach out beyond the Italian Peninsula in fact during this period of festivities, Sicily is a must stop since here, holy week is richest and most spectacular as Sicilians commemorate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ with fervour and devotion.
Sicily is famous worldwide for its full calendar of events promoting historical events and festivals satiated with music, colourful costumes and traditional food. Moreover, Religious feast days involve all towns and villages throughout the Island in fact during the year various localities pay homage to patron saints. Regarding Religious festivities on this Island, the Sicilian writer Leonardo Sciascia commented that a religious celebration in Sicily is everything except a religious celebration. This is because the mystical, solemn and intensely religious atmosphere is entwined with a spectacular ambience.
Easter in Sicily is celebrated with a deeply felt religious sentiment bringing together tones of sorrow and joy. The streets are adorned with all kinds of decorations, through which, town people re-enact the passion of the Christ and where funeral marches and Good Friday street processions are held. Amongst other localities where Easter is celebrated and where festivities have historical roots (Enna (Pietraperzia), Marsala and Cefalu`), the most renowned of these religious manifestations are the ‘Mysteries’ of Trapani, Easter celebrations in Palermo (Prizzi and Piana degli Albanesi), the ‘Diavolata’ in Adrano (Catania) and Easter celebrations in the province of Agrigento.
For those who go mad about Sicilian cuisine, Easter is a double celebration. The Easter menu includes the delicious lamb pie, chicken filled with rice, marzipan sweets, ricotta-filled Cannoli and the Sicilian Cassata, and perhaps the well-known dessert granita.
All Sleep in Sicily staff hopes that we have peaked your interest and we wish you all HAPPY EASTER!
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