Tuesday, August 27, 2013

SETTEMBRATA

Settembrata on Anacapri means Italian musicians singing in the street, pacchiane (local women dressed in Neapolitan garb) carrying baskets of grapes on their heads, and contadini (farmers) pushing wooden wagons piled high with the first seasons grapes.                         
This is la festa dell’uva e della vendemmia, the festival of the grape and wine harvest.      
The festa takes its name from September, it blesses the coming vendemmia, and kisses summer good bye. Settembrata was first started in 1923 by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Edwin Cerio, and Lino Lipinsky.

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  1. http://www.sonsofitalycgc.org/italian-culture/settembrata

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