The video of Easter images is set to Povia singing 'Vorrei avere il becco' which translates literally as 'I wish I had the beak' the original version can be found on YouTube. Link to YouTube Video of Povia performing this song.
Easter Greetings set to Music - Auguri di Buona Pasqua.
For those of you that have not been reading News From Italy for very long, I have posted about Easter in previous years, including some beautiful music and videos. I am including links to some of my previous posts, with a brief explanation of the information you will find if you visit them.
Giovedi Santo - Maundy Thursday
On this morning this the Pope carries out a mass known as 'Mass of the Chrism', in St Peter's Basilica. The chrism is a mixture of balsam and olive oil that is used in some of the sacraments after it has been blessed. I am not a member of the Roman Catholic Church but of the Church of England, but this post I hope does explain a little of what happens in the few days prior to Easter Sunday in the Roman Catholic church
Venerdi Santo - Good Friday
Good Friday is not a Bank Holiday here in Italy as it is very much considered a day of mourning. The Roman Catholic Church treats Good Friday as a fast day, normally in the one main meal only fish is eaten.
This post also includes a video showing one of the many Venerdi Santo Processions that take place in the evening. We have witnessed a number now in various towns and I find they are very emotional occasions.
Sunday Song - Easter Sunday - Domenica di Pasqua
Amedeo Minghi, an Italian singer songwriter with his beautiful rendition of ‘Gerusalemme’ 'Jerusalem' a piece commissioned by the Vatican on the occasion of the 'Jubilee 2000'.
Buona Pasqua - Happy Easter
Last year I posted a general update of the Easter festivities saying that our thoughts were with all our family, friends both real and virtual where ever they were in the world for a Buona Pasqua – Happy Easter.
Enjoy the Spring/Autumn Break for Easter, may it be peaceful and happy.
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