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Burning torches on Christmas night in Italy

Burning torches on Christmas night in Italy


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This winter festival is unique to Agnone, in alto Molise, which is believed to have originated as a Samnite festival of fire when the torches, or ‘ndocce’ were used during tribal shifts that usually took place at night, as s source of light. Later during Christian times, this tradition of burning torches continued as a festive way for the community…

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