Easter processions in Sorrento and Positano


On Good Friday, the processions of the incappucciati (hooded ones) take place at the villages of the Costiera. Here you can see videos of what they look like in Sorrento (with the clad in black, taking place at night), and in Positano (clad in white, taking place during the day).
The processions take place all week long, carrying with them statues of the Madonna addolorato and Cristo morto. Follow this link to the Sorrento Homepage of the Easter Week processions.
Holy Friday Procession in Positano
Follow this link to the Processioni di Pasqua Website of Sorrento
The church bells don't chime, at their place the troccola is used in Sorrento. Also, the vist to the Sacro Sepolcro (Holy Grave) takes place from Friday afternoon onwards in the churches, until the Veglia late on Holy Saturday. They are adorned with flowers, and dimly lit, lights only surround the Holy Grave, as you can see in this picture below, taken in Sorrento at the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Sabato santo at the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Sorrento. The Holy Grave would be in the right corner of this picture.
Also, the tradition of the confetti that adorn the olive twigs taken to church on Palm Sunday is also very particular to the coast. And also after Easter, the confetti are being exposed in churches in Sorrento. We will be back with a post on these topics after Easter, and also refer the legend that is connected to the benedizione delle palme con i confetti in Sorrento. In the meantime, take a look at the Easter Processions both in Positano and Sorrento.

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