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March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph
In the hinterland of Otranto we are celebrating this day with the Tables of St. Joseph (le tavole di San Giuseppe)
Photos taken in Giurdignano.
During Lent, you can see her in the streets of Gallipoli, the caremma. Dressed in mourning clothes and with an orange in her hand, the effigy of a woman symbolised repentanca and self-dinial. The skin of the orange is pierced with seven feathers, representing the seven weeks of Lent. With every week of Lent that passes, one of this feathers is removed. On Easter day the caremma is burned, symbolising resurrection and redemption.