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Starting Holy Thursday until Easter Sunday there are processions and rituals that take place in Nocera Terinese, Calabria.  The beloved Madonna is carried by several men from the church through out the village, up and down hills. The statute weighing heavily on the backs of the chosen men who have the honor of carrying her.

Women will bake bocconotti (tartlets filled with chocolate, my family prefers Nutella  or jam) and prepare special flowers to bring to church.

Easter week always starts with pastries called Bocconotti.

Flowers brought by locals for mass on Holy Thursday.

Special bread that is shaped like a cross is given out during mass.

Easter Procession in Nocera Terinese with their beloved Madonna.

Because of the heavy weight of the Madonna and Jesus statue, it takes a group of men to carry it.

Easter donations.

School band during procession. Obviously on break (pausa).

These men carry the statue up & down hills, around turns and on the streets of Nocera Terinese all day long.