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The Good Friday Easter Procession

Of the many festive processions in the Gulf of Naples, Procida's Good Friday processioni s the most famous and the most fascinatine. The "misteri" - floats representing scenes from The Bible - are created and carried through the streets by local youth. In the last few years, floats have also been created to represent modern themes, including the terror of drug use and of the mob. Almost a third of Procida's population take part in the parade. It was first performed in 1627, having been introduced by the religious brotherhood "Turchini".

The course of the procession has remained the same for centuries: firstly the trumpet is played, joined by men carrying flags that represent various religious brotherhoods. This is followed by the "misteri", the flower girls, and then the babies dressed in black - the little angels carried by their fathers - accompanied by the Statue of Mary in mourning, and finally, the statue of the "Dead Christ". The statue of Christ was carved by Carmine Lantricene (1728), and finishes the procession in a striking mode. The procession starts at about 7am and goes for about three hours