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Thai Pusam Kavadi Procession To Be Celebrated In Palermo, Sicily

on 2014/1/15 3:56:50 ( 1565 reads )


PALERMO, SICILY, January 13, 2014 (The Moderator, translated from Spanish): The city administration is making available its public spaces for important events organized by various religious communities in Palermo announced the mayor, Leoluca Orlando, and the commissioner for Participation, Giusto Catania, as a way to make the city more welcoming and intercultural.

This type of activity is part of the initiatives of intercultural dialogue between citizens of Palermo says Adham Darawsha, president of the council of Culture, and this will help to make a more welcoming and stimulating life of the city.

At Palazzo Cefala preparations are underway for the celebration of the Hindu religious Celebration of Thai Pusam which will continue until January 19. The highlight of the event will be on January 17, 2014, on the occasion of Thai Pusam Kavadi, the festivity of the Tamil community in honor of Murugan, the youngest son of Shiva. During the Kavadi the faithful carry a big wooden bow in which are hung two pots for milk

Along the way, music accompanies them on a path of purification that brings them closer to Murugan. Arriving at the temple, devotees deliver their milk to the priest who will pour it on the statues of the deities. The ritual ends with a delicious vegetarian meal. In Palermo, the procession will begin on January 17 at Via Cala at 10:30. It will continue one block along the sea and then down Corso Vittorio Emanuele to the Cefala Palace .

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