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 ed il primo degli abati, Cascia anche per il 2013 ospiterà la manifestazione dedicata alle tradizioni contadine e religiose della Valnerina chiamata Tradizione, che Passione!, giunta alla sua 5a edizione.

La città di Santa Rita, in occasione dei 3 giorni di festa (17, 19 e 20 gennaio 2013), 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 giovedì 17 gennaio 2013 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 19 gennaio 2013, 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. Alle 16:30 minestra del contadino mentre alle 20:00 cena tipica del contadino umbro-laziale dei Monti.

Domenica 20 gennaio Tradizione, che Passione! 2013 ripartirà ancora alle ore 10:00, ma il piatto forte sarà alle ore 14:00 presso il Piazzale San Francesco con la “37ma 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”, polentata in piazza ed estrazione della lotteria.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

On the occasion of the Feast of Saint Anthony of Egypt (January 17th), protector of animals, hard work and industriousness of the farmer as well as founder of Christian monasticism and the first of the abbots, Cascia also for the 2013 will host the event dedicated to the Valnerina rural and religious traditions called Tradizione, che Passione! (Tradition, what a Passion!), now in its fifth edition.

The town of Santa Rita, during the 3 days of celebrations (January 17th, 19th and 20th, 2013), will be transformed into a huge “farm” with educational workshops and direct representations, in order to preserve the tradition of old crafts and, if possible, pass them on to the future generations. Not to mention the chance to taste the typical products of Valnerina as emmer, roveja, lentils, polenta, Cascia’s saffron soups, etc…

It starts Thursday, January 17th, 2013 with the two Masses in honor of Saint Anthony, both at the Church of St. Antonio and organized by the Santesi S. Antonio. 8:15 Mass of the Santesi, at 10:30 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 lambs”). The asta delle agnelle is a public sale, made only on this occasion. The owners of herds use the proceeds for the maintenance of the churches and to organize the future celebrations of the protector of the domestic animals.

Saturday, January 19th, 2013, starting at 10:00, the day dedicated to the “Festa delle Tradizioni rurali della montagna” (“Feast of the mountain rural Traditions”), “Festival ancient crafts”; stands with typical products and traditional recipes; spaces where children can learn the “culture and the crafts of the past”, halfway between the game and the teaching; folk music. At 16:30 peasant soup while at 20:00 Umbria & Lazio mountain farmer’s dinner.

Sunday 20th 2013 Tradizione, che Passione! will restart again at 10:00, but the main course will be from 14:00 at the Piazzale San Francesco with the “37th Interregional Pasquarelle Festival“. The festival, one of the oldest and most important about popular music of the Valnerina, gathers more than 30 folk bands from Umbria, Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo. Dressed in the robes of tradition, the groups will compete to the rhythm of organ, accordion and Caccavella (similar, but not equal, at the Brasilian “Cuica”). At the end, “the farmer’s snack”, “polentata” in the streets and lottery drawing.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

On the occasion of the Feast of Saint Anthony of Egypt (January 17th), protector of animals, hard work and industriousness of the farmer as well as founder of Christian monasticism and the first of the abbots, Cascia also for the 2013 will host the event dedicated to the Valnerina rural and religious traditions called Tradizione, che Passione! (Tradition, what a Passion!), now in its fifth edition.

The town of Santa Rita, during the 3 days of celebrations (January 17th, 19th and 20th, 2013), will be transformed into a huge “farm” with educational workshops and direct representations, in order to preserve the tradition of old crafts and, if possible, pass them on to the future generations. Not to mention the chance to taste the typical products of Valnerina as emmer, roveja, lentils, polenta, Cascia’s saffron soups, etc…

It starts Thursday, January 17th, 2013 with the two Masses in honor of Saint Anthony, both at the Church of St. Antonio and organized by the Santesi S. Antonio. 8:15 Mass of the Santesi, at 10:30 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 lambs”). The asta delle agnelle is a public sale, made only on this occasion. The owners of herds use the proceeds for the maintenance of the churches and to organize the future celebrations of the protector of the domestic animals.

Saturday, January 19th, 2013, starting at 10:00, the day dedicated to the “Festa delle Tradizioni rurali della montagna” (“Feast of the mountain rural Traditions”), “Festival ancient crafts”; stands with typical products and traditional recipes; spaces where children can learn the “culture and the crafts of the past”, halfway between the game and the teaching; folk music. At 16:30 peasant soup while at 20:00 Umbria & Lazio mountain farmer’s dinner.

Sunday 20th 2013 Tradizione, che Passione! will restart again at 10:00, but the main course will be from 14:00 at the Piazzale San Francesco with the “37th Interregional Pasquarelle Festival“. The festival, one of the oldest and most important about popular music of the Valnerina, gathers more than 30 folk bands from Umbria, Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo. Dressed in the robes of tradition, the groups will compete to the rhythm of organ, accordion and Caccavella (similar, but not equal, at the Brasilian “Cuica”). At the end, “the farmer’s snack”, “polentata” in the streets and lottery drawing.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

On the occasion of the Feast of Saint Anthony of Egypt (January 17th), protector of animals, hard work and industriousness of the farmer as well as founder of Christian monasticism and the first of the abbots, Cascia also for the 2013 will host the event dedicated to the Valnerina rural and religious traditions called Tradizione, che Passione! (Tradition, what a Passion!), now in its fifth edition.

The town of Santa Rita, during the 3 days of celebrations (January 17th, 19th and 20th, 2013), will be transformed into a huge “farm” with educational workshops and direct representations, in order to preserve the tradition of old crafts and, if possible, pass them on to the future generations. Not to mention the chance to taste the typical products of Valnerina as emmer, roveja, lentils, polenta, Cascia’s saffron soups, etc…

It starts Thursday, January 17th, 2013 with the two Masses in honor of Saint Anthony, both at the Church of St. Antonio and organized by the Santesi S. Antonio. 8:15 Mass of the Santesi, at 10:30 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 lambs”). The asta delle agnelle is a public sale, made only on this occasion. The owners of herds use the proceeds for the maintenance of the churches and to organize the future celebrations of the protector of the domestic animals.

Saturday, January 19th, 2013, starting at 10:00, the day dedicated to the “Festa delle Tradizioni rurali della montagna” (“Feast of the mountain rural Traditions”), “Festival ancient crafts”; stands with typical products and traditional recipes; spaces where children can learn the “culture and the crafts of the past”, halfway between the game and the teaching; folk music. At 16:30 peasant soup while at 20:00 Umbria & Lazio mountain farmer’s dinner.

Sunday 20th 2013 Tradizione, che Passione! will restart again at 10:00, but the main course will be from 14:00 at the Piazzale San Francesco with the “37th Interregional Pasquarelle Festival“. The festival, one of the oldest and most important about popular music of the Valnerina, gathers more than 30 folk bands from Umbria, Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo. Dressed in the robes of tradition, the groups will compete to the rhythm of organ, accordion and Caccavella (similar, but not equal, at the Brasilian “Cuica”). At the end, “the farmer’s snack”, “polentata” in the streets and lottery drawing.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

On the occasion of the Feast of Saint Anthony of Egypt (January 17th), protector of animals, hard work and industriousness of the farmer as well as founder of Christian monasticism and the first of the abbots, Cascia also for the 2013 will host the event dedicated to the Valnerina rural and religious traditions called Tradizione, che Passione! (Tradition, what a Passion!), now in its fifth edition.

The town of Santa Rita, during the 3 days of celebrations (January 17th, 19th and 20th, 2013), will be transformed into a huge “farm” with educational workshops and direct representations, in order to preserve the tradition of old crafts and, if possible, pass them on to the future generations. Not to mention the chance to taste the typical products of Valnerina as emmer, roveja, lentils, polenta, Cascia’s saffron soups, etc…

It starts Thursday, January 17th, 2013 with the two Masses in honor of Saint Anthony, both at the Church of St. Antonio and organized by the Santesi S. Antonio. 8:15 Mass of the Santesi, at 10:30 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 lambs”). The asta delle agnelle is a public sale, made only on this occasion. The owners of herds use the proceeds for the maintenance of the churches and to organize the future celebrations of the protector of the domestic animals.

Saturday, January 19th, 2013, starting at 10:00, the day dedicated to the “Festa delle Tradizioni rurali della montagna” (“Feast of the mountain rural Traditions”), “Festival ancient crafts”; stands with typical products and traditional recipes; spaces where children can learn the “culture and the crafts of the past”, halfway between the game and the teaching; folk music. At 16:30 peasant soup while at 20:00 Umbria & Lazio mountain farmer’s dinner.

Sunday 20th 2013 Tradizione, che Passione! will restart again at 10:00, but the main course will be from 14:00 at the Piazzale San Francesco with the “37th Interregional Pasquarelle Festival“. The festival, one of the oldest and most important about popular music of the Valnerina, gathers more than 30 folk bands from Umbria, Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo. Dressed in the robes of tradition, the groups will compete to the rhythm of organ, accordion and Caccavella (similar, but not equal, at the Brasilian “Cuica”). At the end, “the farmer’s snack”, “polentata” in the streets and lottery drawing.

Fabrizio Galeazzi