Friday, March 30, 2018

Sicilian Arches of Bread

Image: CIPRIANO MESSINA

For a month each year, residents of San Biagio celebrate Easter by building life-size wicker structures covered with local herbs, cereals, and bread. The Arches of Bread display is believed to have started in the 1700s when townspeople sought to forget poverty and hunger and display their gratitude for abundance.

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