Festa Dei Serpari – Festival of Snakes

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Festa Dei Serpari – Festival of Snakes

When you see a snake you just get afraid to see it and even if you get a chance to touch it also you may be so feared to go near it. The snake bit is really danger some time you may die because of the poison of the snake bit so everyone will be so afraid to see a snake nor touch it. If you just want to lose your fear of snakes then you should visit the Italian town of Cocullo in Abruzzi, Italy in the month of may ending so that you can see a fear full event which make your fear turn into excitement.

About the event:

The event is all about losing the fear of snakes. At the time of the event dozens of snakes are being caught in the Cocullo before the time of the event. The snake fangs are removed so that it cannot harm people when they touch it. People in the town mainly celebrate this festival for their patron saint, St Dominick. A legend named San Domenico Abate, who belongs to 10th and 11th centuries who have some kind of powers- especially over snakebite. Ten centuries down the line. Saint Dominick`s many not be as potent. The people of Cocullo town still respect him and they conduct an event in the May ending by draping is statue between the snakes.

This Festa dei Serpari begins with a somewhat subdued and reverent church service. On the day of the festival the Serpari drape, both themselves and their beloved saint`s statue with the reptiles. Then the statue is grandly taken through the streets of Cocullo by the Serpari, along with the town clergy and a large group of girls clad in different costumes decorated with a local doughnut such as bread called Cambelli. The word Ciambelli resembles a snake biting its own tail and originated in the old tradition of killing and cooking the snakes at the end of the festival. Later the killing of snakes was stoped now after the festival the snakes are released into the fields surrounding Cocullo.

At the time of the festival you can touch the snakes without any fear as then does not contain any poison in their bit and you can really have fun in the event as many people around the world come to this festival to see how the event take place and they just love to touch the snakes to get their fear go away and become brave. If you are planning to visit this festival you need to go by May 31st to Cocullo town which is located in Italy. You can go through the airway and from their you can catch a train or a bus from Itay to reach Cocullo. This has become one of the famous and danger festival around the world where you can see different kinds of poisonous snakes which are so dangerous. The local people just touch the snakes at the time of festival without any fear and they enjoy while touching the snake. If you are afraid of snakes you should also visit this festival.

By | 2015-06-22T06:48:10+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Categories: Festivals|0 Comments

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