The Celebration of the Madonna Bruna in Matera is a religious festival that takes place every year on the 2nd of July in Italy. The ‘Festa della Madonna Bruna
The Celebration of the Madonna Bruna in Matera is a religious festival that takes place every year on the 2nd of July in Italy. The ‘Festa della Madonna Bruna Matera’ is held to show devotion and dedication to the brown-faced Madonna. These festivities originated over 600 years ago.
They also call this event ‘the longest day’ because it will start early in the morning and end late at night. They will start out the day with a procession of shepherds and end the day with spectacular fireworks.
An essential element of the day is the chart with the image of the ‘brown’ Madonna. Local artists will start building the chart months before the final procession. The chart is made of papier-mâché and is an impressive work of art with the image of the Madonna in the middle.
Meanwhile, there will be parades all around the city involving historical characters and horsemen. At the end of the day, the chart with the Madonna arrives at the main square. To end the day, you can enjoy some awesome fireworks.
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