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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 16:47

MAGGIO OF ACCETTURA

Localization

Community of Accettura and near territories
The agricultural ritual”maggio di accettura”was born in Accettura along with the birth of the town.The fases of the ritual take place between the town and the near areas,and the trees are selected from the woods of Montepiano.

Description

 

Thematic areas Demoethnoantropological (traditions,rituals)
Cultural interest evaluation The ritual is in the soul of every citizan of Accetura,making an indissoluble identity.This unity is manifestated in celebrations all over the world(United states,Germany,England,Monsummano Terme).This manifestation is celebrated without interruptions since 1797 thanks to the refugees coming back,to the fact that many people bring up couples of oxes dedicated to the celebration,to the participation of the new generation,and people think it can never end.Researchers of demoantropology studied that Maggio di Accettura ritual is the complete model of all the arboreal rituals in europe.The fases are:selection of the trees,transport with oxes,transport on the shoulders,joining the two trees,raising them,dedicating them to the saint,escalation and demolition;in the rituals of other states these elements are present only partially.
Context The Maggio di Accettura is since 1960 a refferal point for the antropologists,ethimologists, photographers and film makers of Europe and North America(Folco Quilici,Lanternari,Bronzini,Dondero,BBC,sweedish televisions,university of Santa Fè(New Mexico,Steven Feld,Scaldaferri,Podavini ecc)
Description of the managment mode The Maggio di Accettura procedure is supported by a union between the different generations thanks to the transport of the trees and of the work made together.The transmission of these values is practical,through the operations done together without age distincions.
Significant features The maggio di Accettura is the union of places animals and people,together for on purpose.
Bibliography Bronzini, Accettura: il Contadino, l'Albero, il Santo;
Filardi, Appunti per la storia di Accettura;
Lanternari, Crisi e ricerca di identità;
Folco Quilici, L'alba dell'uomo;
Scafoglio, Le radici dell'albero;
Scafoglio, La maschera di cuccagna;
Spera, Il Bosco, la Statua, la Piazza;
Feld-Scaldaferri-Milizi-Filardi, I suoni dell'albero;
numerosi articoli di riviste e cortometraggi.

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Community participation
The ritual is in the soul of every citizan of Accetura,making an indissoluble identity.This unity is manifestated in celebrations all over the world(United states,Germany,England,Monsummano Terme).This manifestation is celebrated without interruptions since 1797 thanks to the refugees coming back,to the fact that many people bring up couples of oxes dedicated to the celebration,to the participation of the new generation,and people think it can never end.Researchers of demoantropology studied that Maggio di Accettura is the complete model of all the arboreal rituals in europe.The fases are :selection of the trees,transport with oxes,transport on the shoulders,joining the two trees,raising them,dedicating them to the saint,escalation and demolition;in the rituals of other states these elements are present only partially.

 

Where to eat

Restaurants-Pizzerie

Pizzeria Da Peppino di Pezzolla Giuseppe
Via Circolo Garibaldi, 88
75011 - Accettura (MT)
Tel.: 0835 675223
Cell.: 347 8281420

Fonte: APT Basilicata

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