whatsonwhen.com – Procession of the Unmarried Women

whatsonwhen.com – Procession of the Unmarried Women:

Husbandless women eager to tie the knot seek assistance at this annual devotional procession in Palestrina, held in honour of St Anthony of Padua.Admittedly, the practice of segregating all single women in the village, dressing them in white robes and getting them to walk in line through the city praying to the patron of spinsters for a husband has been phased out somewhat lately. But the procession still takes place, on the evening of 12 June, the day before the feast day of the saint.

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it is amazing what some people do in the name of a cultural event.

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