21st July 2016
There were a lot of reasons why I would like to visit Sicily but one of them was the festival which commemorates mother of Racalmuto. It takes places on the second weekend of July every year.
Racalmuto is a small town in the province of Agrigento in Sicily ( Italy). The small town which is famous for its mother of Racalmuto.
According to legend a noble man or a prince found a statue of Mary at the coast of Africa in 1503 and decided to bring it to Italy. His home was near Racalmuto
When the ox cart got the village the oxen stopped and refused to move. So the church dedicated to Madonna was built on this spot where car stopped in 1503.
The church Madonna of Mountains
And the festival begins.....
Be continue tomorrow.