Epiphany by definition is a sacred festivity honouring the birth of Jesus Christ with the visit of the Three Kings bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the Son of God. TheCatholic church and other Christian rites also celebrate various kinds of Epiphany tradition. In case you are on the island around the first and second week of January, here are the best places to observe traditional customs during this event.Continue reading “Epiphany Tradition in Sicily – religious customs”
Obsession or one true love? The myth of Hades and Persephone
The myth of Hades and his wife Persephone whose love story believed to begin in the island of Sicily described the genesis of the four seasons such as Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
Greek Mythology is always fascinating; it has an unthinkable explanation for almost any phenomenon. It could either be just fallacies or real accounts of the forgotten past. No one will know if myths are true or their characters really did exist. However, the legends of these heroes and heroines, fantasy or not, gave colour to the stories of the past. The divine interventions that watch over the earth and protect nature, space and humanity.TRAGIC OR HAPPY ENDING? Continue reading
If the ghost island of Sicily, Isola Ferdinandea exists, perhaps Atlantis too?
Sicily is a region with lush islands at the foot of Italy. A couple of hundred years ago, almost forgotten by many, a volcanic island appeared in Sicily between Tunisia and the mainland. It is the ghost island of Isola Ferdinandea. The island erupted, submerged and had never been seen again.Where is the island now? Continue reading
SicilyShortStay listed below the 10 unique Sicilian customs and traditions that you might encounter while visiting the island. Sicilian culture is as impressive as Sicily’s majestic landscapes and historical sites. These Sicilian traits are so unique that you cannot miss them! We have asked locals and immigrants in Sicily to tell us their impression through the years.Experience the culture, continue reading