• Short Summary

    A RELIGIOUS PROCESSION WITH A DIFFERENCE. ITS HELD IN ITALY ON THE FIRST THURSDAY IN?

  • Description

    A RELIGIOUS PROCESSION WITH A DIFFERENCE. ITS HELD IN ITALY ON THE FIRST THURSDAY IN MAY EACH YEAR TO HONOUR THE PATRON SAINT OF COCULLO (IN THE MOUNTAINOUS ABRUZZI REGION), SAINT DOMINIC.

    THE SMALL TOWN IS NOTED FOR THE OCCUPATION OF ITS INHABITANTS. THEY ARE ALL SNAKE CATCHERS.

    WHAT MORE NATURAL THEN WHEN THE ANNUAL RELIGIOUS PROCESSION TAKES PLACE THAN SNAKES SHOULD PLAY A LEADING ROLE IN IT. FOR DAYS BEFORE THE FESTIVAL PROCESSION THE MEN OF THE TOWN SCOUR THE COUNTRYSIDE FOR REPTILES. THEN WHEN THE FESTIVAL GETS UNDERWAY THE REPTILES GO ON DISPLAY.

    SOME OF THEM ARE CARRIED IN THE PROCESSION BY THE SNAKE CATCHERS OTHERS ARE PLACED ON AND NEAR THE STATUE OF ST DOMINIC.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5YL5N4VZZK58H5640631163N8
    Media URN:
    VLVA5YL5N4VZZK58H5640631163N8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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