In occasione della Festa di S. Antonio Abate (17 Gennaio), protettore degli animali, delle fatiche e della laboriosità del contadino nonché fondatore del monachesimo cristiano e il primo degli abati, Cascia (PG) anche per il 2012 ospiterà la manifestazione dedicata alle tradizioni contadine e religiose dellaValnerina chiamata Tradizione, che Passione!, giunta alla sua 4a edizione.

La città di Santa Rita, in occasione dei 3 giorni di festa (17, 21 e 22 Gennaio 2012), si trasformerà in un’immensa “fattoria” con laboratori didattici e rappresentazioni dirette, volte a preservare la tradizione degli antichi mestieri e, se possibile, tramandarle alle nuove generazioni. Senza dimenticare la possibilità di degustare i prodotti tipici della Valnerina come farro, roveja, lenticchie, polenta, zuppe allo zafferano di Cascia, ecc…

Si parte martedì 17 Gennaio 2012 con le due messe in onore di Sant’Antonio Abate, entrambe alla Chiesa di S. Antonio ed organizzate dai Santesi S. Antonio. Ore 8:15 Santa Messa dei Santesi, ore 10:30 Santa Messa Solenne e benedizione degli animali: infatti, a partire dalle 11:45 presso Piazza Garibaldi sfilata degli animali ed “asta delle agnelle“. L’asta delle agnelle è una vendita all’incanto, realizzata solo in questa occasione. I proprietari dei greggi utilizzano i proventi per i lavori di manutenzione delle chiese e per organizzare i festeggiamenti futuri del Protettore degli animali.

Sabato 21 Gennaio 2012, a partire dalle ore 10:00, giornata dedicata alla “Festa delle Tradizioni rurali della montagna“: “Festival antichi mestieri”; stands di prodotti tipici e ricette di una volta; spazi dove i bambini potranno apprendere la “cultura ed i mestieri di una volta”, a metà tra il gioco e la didattica; musica folkloristica.

Domenica 22 si riparte sempre dalle ore 10:00, ma il piatto forte sarà dalle ore 14:00 presso il Piazzale San Francesco con la “36esima Rassegna interregionale delle Pasquarelle“. La rassegna, una delle più antiche ed importanti di musica popolare della Valnerina, raccoglie oltre 30 formazioni folk di Umbria, Lazio, Marche ed Abruzzo. Vestiti con gli abiti della tradizione, i gruppi si sfideranno a ritmo di organetto, fisarmonica e caccavella. Al termine, “la merenda del contadino”.

On the occasion of the Feast of St. Antonio Abate (Jan. 17th), protector of animals, hard work and diligence of the farmer as well as founder of Christian monasticism and the first of the abbots, Cascia (PG) also for the 2012 will host the event dedicated to the Valnerina rural and religious traditions called Tradizione, che Passione! (Tradition, what a Passion!), now in its fourth edition.

The city of Santa Rita, during the 3 days of celebration (January 17th, 21st and 22nd, 2012), will turn into a huge “farm” with workshops and direct performances, intended to preserve the tradition of the ancient works and, if possible, passed on to succeeding generations. Not to mention the chance to taste the typical products of Valnerina as spelt, roveja, lentils, polenta, soups with Cascia’s saffron, etc…

It starts Tuesday, January 17th2012 with two masses in honor of St. Anthony Abbot, both to the S. Antonio’s Church organized by the Santesi S. Antonio. 8:15 am Mass of Santesi, 10:30 am Solemn Mass and blessing of the animals: in fact, starting from 11:45 in Piazza Garibaldi parade of animals and “asta delle agnelle” (“auction of the ewe lambs“). The asta delle agnelle is an auction of ewe lambs, only carried out on this occasion. The owners of herds using the proceeds for the maintenance of churches and to organize the celebrations of the Patron Saint of the animals’ feast.

Saturday, January 21st2012, from 10:00 am, is the day dedicated to the “Festa delle Tradizioni rurali della montagna” (“Feast of the rural traditions of the mountain“): “Festival of old crafts”; stands of typical products and traditional recipes; spaces where children can learn the “culture and crafts of the past”, in between playing and teaching; and folk music.

Sunday 22nd starts again from 10:00, but the highlight will be from 14:00 at the San Francesco Square with the “36esima Rassegna interregionale delle Pasquarelle” (“36th interregional Exhibition of the Pasquarelle”). The festival, one of the oldest and most important of popular music of the Valnerina, collects more than 30 formations of folk music of Umbria, Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo. Dressed in traditional clothing, the groups will compete to the sound of organ, accordion and Caccavella (similar, but not equal, at the Brasilian “Cuica”). At the end, “la merenda del contadino” (“the farmer’s snack”).

On the occasion of the Feast of St. Antonio Abate (Jan. 17th), protector of animals, hard work and diligence of the farmer as well as founder of Christian monasticism and the first of the abbots, Cascia (PG) also for the 2012 will host the event dedicated to the Valnerina rural and religious traditions called Tradizione, che Passione! (Tradition, what a Passion!), now in its fourth edition.

The city of Santa Rita, during the 3 days of celebration (January 17th, 21st and 22nd, 2012), will turn into a huge “farm” with workshops and direct performances, intended to preserve the tradition of the ancient works and, if possible, passed on to succeeding generations. Not to mention the chance to taste the typical products of Valnerina as spelt, roveja, lentils, polenta, soups with Cascia’s saffron, etc…

It starts Tuesday, January 17th2012 with two masses in honor of St. Anthony Abbot, both to the S. Antonio’s Church organized by the Santesi S. Antonio. 8:15 am Mass of Santesi, 10:30 am Solemn Mass and blessing of the animals: in fact, starting from 11:45 in Piazza Garibaldi parade of animals and “asta delle agnelle” (“auction of the ewe lambs“). The asta delle agnelle is an auction of ewe lambs, only carried out on this occasion. The owners of herds using the proceeds for the maintenance of churches and to organize the celebrations of the Patron Saint of the animals’ feast.

Saturday, January 21st2012, from 10:00 am, is the day dedicated to the “Festa delle Tradizioni rurali della montagna” (“Feast of the rural traditions of the mountain“): “Festival of old crafts”; stands of typical products and traditional recipes; spaces where children can learn the “culture and crafts of the past”, in between playing and teaching; and folk music.

Sunday 22nd starts again from 10:00, but the highlight will be from 14:00 at the San Francesco Square with the “36esima Rassegna interregionale delle Pasquarelle” (“36th interregional Exhibition of the Pasquarelle”). The festival, one of the oldest and most important of popular music of the Valnerina, collects more than 30 formations of folk music of Umbria, Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo. Dressed in traditional clothing, the groups will compete to the sound of organ, accordion and Caccavella (similar, but not equal, at the Brasilian “Cuica”). At the end, “la merenda del contadino” (“the farmer’s snack”).

On the occasion of the Feast of St. Antonio Abate (Jan. 17th), protector of animals, hard work and diligence of the farmer as well as founder of Christian monasticism and the first of the abbots, Cascia (PG) also for the 2012 will host the event dedicated to the Valnerina rural and religious traditions called Tradizione, che Passione! (Tradition, what a Passion!), now in its fourth edition.

The city of Santa Rita, during the 3 days of celebration (January 17th, 21st and 22nd, 2012), will turn into a huge “farm” with workshops and direct performances, intended to preserve the tradition of the ancient works and, if possible, passed on to succeeding generations. Not to mention the chance to taste the typical products of Valnerina as spelt, roveja, lentils, polenta, soups with Cascia’s saffron, etc…

It starts Tuesday, January 17th2012 with two masses in honor of St. Anthony Abbot, both to the S. Antonio’s Church organized by the Santesi S. Antonio. 8:15 am Mass of Santesi, 10:30 am Solemn Mass and blessing of the animals: in fact, starting from 11:45 in Piazza Garibaldi parade of animals and “asta delle agnelle” (“auction of the ewe lambs“). The asta delle agnelle is an auction of ewe lambs, only carried out on this occasion. The owners of herds using the proceeds for the maintenance of churches and to organize the celebrations of the Patron Saint of the animals’ feast.

Saturday, January 21st2012, from 10:00 am, is the day dedicated to the “Festa delle Tradizioni rurali della montagna” (“Feast of the rural traditions of the mountain“): “Festival of old crafts”; stands of typical products and traditional recipes; spaces where children can learn the “culture and crafts of the past”, in between playing and teaching; and folk music.

Sunday 22nd starts again from 10:00, but the highlight will be from 14:00 at the San Francesco Square with the “36esima Rassegna interregionale delle Pasquarelle” (“36th interregional Exhibition of the Pasquarelle”). The festival, one of the oldest and most important of popular music of the Valnerina, collects more than 30 formations of folk music of Umbria, Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo. Dressed in traditional clothing, the groups will compete to the sound of organ, accordion and Caccavella (similar, but not equal, at the Brasilian “Cuica”). At the end, “la merenda del contadino” (“the farmer’s snack”).

On the occasion of the Feast of St. Antonio Abate (Jan. 17th), protector of animals, hard work and diligence of the farmer as well as founder of Christian monasticism and the first of the abbots, Cascia (PG) also for the 2012 will host the event dedicated to the Valnerina rural and religious traditions called Tradizione, che Passione! (Tradition, what a Passion!), now in its fourth edition.

The city of Santa Rita, during the 3 days of celebration (January 17th, 21st and 22nd, 2012), will turn into a huge “farm” with workshops and direct performances, intended to preserve the tradition of the ancient works and, if possible, passed on to succeeding generations. Not to mention the chance to taste the typical products of Valnerina as spelt, roveja, lentils, polenta, soups with Cascia’s saffron, etc…

It starts Tuesday, January 17th2012 with two masses in honor of St. Anthony Abbot, both to the S. Antonio’s Church organized by the Santesi S. Antonio. 8:15 am Mass of Santesi, 10:30 am Solemn Mass and blessing of the animals: in fact, starting from 11:45 in Piazza Garibaldi parade of animals and “asta delle agnelle” (“auction of the ewe lambs“). The asta delle agnelle is an auction of ewe lambs, only carried out on this occasion. The owners of herds using the proceeds for the maintenance of churches and to organize the celebrations of the Patron Saint of the animals’ feast.

Saturday, January 21st2012, from 10:00 am, is the day dedicated to the “Festa delle Tradizioni rurali della montagna” (“Feast of the rural traditions of the mountain“): “Festival of old crafts”; stands of typical products and traditional recipes; spaces where children can learn the “culture and crafts of the past”, in between playing and teaching; and folk music.

Sunday 22nd starts again from 10:00, but the highlight will be from 14:00 at the San Francesco Square with the “36esima Rassegna interregionale delle Pasquarelle” (“36th interregional Exhibition of the Pasquarelle”). The festival, one of the oldest and most important of popular music of the Valnerina, collects more than 30 formations of folk music of Umbria, Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo. Dressed in traditional clothing, the groups will compete to the sound of organ, accordion and Caccavella (similar, but not equal, at the Brasilian “Cuica”). At the end, “la merenda del contadino” (“the farmer’s snack”).