tradizioni salento

popular traditions of Salento

The increasing cult of the pizzica is also of particular anthropological interest, just as the traditional beating music which, once upon a time ago, went along with the rituals of recovery of the “tarantate”. The old woman represents nothing but the Lent and she is exposed on Ash-Wednesday at the corner of a street or at the balcony in various Salentine towns and fi nally she is burnt on Holy Saturday on a public square.