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Sunday, February 3, 2019
from 17 hours
Borgo Case Troiano (Pe)

A basket with bagels, sweet anise devotional, and beside the blessed candles, which will be used for the rite of blessing of the throat. Back Sunday, February 3, the rite of St. Blaise in the Village Homes Troiano, where, according to tradition, will set up the altar at Holy Trinity Church, open starting at 17, with the distribution of blessed candles of Candlemas, event organized by Fontevecchia.

"The cult of San Biagio is strongly felt in Abruzzo, so that is the patron of Alanno, Bussi and Castiglione a Casauria, only in the province of Pescara - has retraced the president Luciano Troiano -. Not to mention that in Penne is venerated the skull of the saint, in the Cathedral of San Flaviano Giulianova has kept the arm of San Biagio, enclosed in a silver reliquary made in the form of blessing and arm with a palm between the fingers, symbol martyrdom of 1394. and the tradition of the party is also widespread in Taranta Peligna, where they prepare the 'panicelle', ie the loaves shaped like a hand that are distributed among the citizens, and, finally, in Lettomanoppello ".

Even Fontevecchia has always honored the celebration of the patron saint of the throat, respecting a simple rite, but rooted for the party, called 'Biasciora'. During the day is set up inside one of the warehouses of the village, an altar with classic blessed bagels. Next to the devotional basket are placed white candles, which are also blessed on the day of Candlemas, on 2 February, the popular Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and which also recalls the presentation of Jesus in the Temple. Usually the candles are used just the February 2 in the procession before the Mass, where the candle is the symbol of Christ 'light for revelation to the Gentiles'.

On the day of San Biagio the same as candles are used for the rite of blessing of the throat. At the end of the day they are brought home, one for the family, where they are stored and switched to invoke divine protection during storms, hailstorms and other events for the protection of those who may be in dangerous conditions. In fact, every family on Sunday evening will bring into your home a tarallo and a candle. As always Fontevecchia goal of the Association is to seek out and bring to light ancient customs, traditions sometimes lost and instead had great meaning, ritual as well as religious, for our grandparents.

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The committee for the establishment of the Fontevecchia Association was formed in 2010 and is an active part of civil society with interventions relating to the environment, mobility, knowledge and integration. The purpose of the association, in addition to the protection of traditions, the territory and the aesthetic redevelopment of the village born in 1600, is articulated on a wide range of interventions.