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SARDINIAN EASTER

ON EASTER IN SARDINIA, AT 8 A.M., TWO PROCESSIONS BEGIN. THE
FIRST WITH HALF OF THE PEOPLE FROM THE TOWN,
PROCESS(ES) WITH THE STATUE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
WHICH IS DRESSED IN BLACK. THE SECOND GROUP COMES FROM THE
CEMETERY WITH A STATUE OF CHRIST. THE GROUPS MEET IN THE TOWN
SQUARE WHERE THE MOURNING GARB IS REMOVED FROM THE VIRGIN. BOTH
PROCESSIONS THEN PROCEED TOGETHER TO THE CHURCH WHERE MASS IS
CELEBRATED. DURING THE CONSECRATION, FIREWORKS ARE SET OFF TO
SYMBOLIZE JOY.

Data entry tech comment: COMMAS ADDED BY THE KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
DRAMA -- Religious
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

Date learned: 00001968 FALL

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