EASTER PRO­CES­SIONS

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At Easter, all the com­munes of the is­land stage sa­cred pro­ces­sions fea­tur­ing dozens of cos­tumed par­tic­i­pants. Among th­ese, one of the most evoca­tive is the ‘Ndrez­zata (mean­ing in­ter­twined): nine cou­ples of dancers dance fre­net­i­cally ac­com­pa­nied by a tam­bourine and a trum­pet, cross­ing their wooden swords and singing, while fol­low­ing the in­struc­tions of a ‘cor­po­ral’.

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