• Short Summary

    TODAY, JANUARY 6, IS TWELFTH NIGHT - EPIPHANY, AND A SPECIAL DAY FOR ROME'S TRAFFIC POLICE.

  • Description

    TODAY, JANUARY 6, IS TWELFTH NIGHT - EPIPHANY, AND A SPECIAL DAY FOR ROME'S TRAFFIC POLICE. BY TRADITION THEY RECEIVE PILES OF GIFTS FROM THE CITY'S MOTORISTS. AS ONE WOULD EXPECT, WINE IS FREQUENTLY GIVEN AND CHEERFULLY ACCEPTED.

    IT'S A ONE-WAY TRAFFIC IN GIFTS AND THE POLICE MAKE A POINT OF ACCEPTING GRACIOUSLY - AFTER ALL THE DRIVERS ARE ON THE RECEIVING END OF FINES EVERY OTHER DAY. "FATHER CHRISTMAS" IS HARDLY A MOTORIST BUT HE SHARED IN ROME'S EPIPHANY SPIRIT.

    ROME'S MAIN INTERSECTIONS WERE CONGESTED WITH LINES OF VEHICLES - WITH INSCRIPTIONS PRAISING ONE GIFT PRODUCT OR ANOTHER. AT EACH CROSSING THE GIFTS WERE HANDED OVER TO THE TRAFFIC POLICEMEN.

    (PRESIDENT SARAGAT TODAY GAVE PRESENTS TO OVER 600 CHILDREN OF HIS STAFF AT THE QUIRINAL PALACE. FOR THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY IS ALSO "BEFANA DAY" IN ITALY - TRADITIONAL GIFT DAY FOR ITALIAN CHILDREN.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7XHZP9X41YMG6VC60MQ4ASPO9
    Media URN:
    VLVA7XHZP9X41YMG6VC60MQ4ASPO9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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