A Custonaci in the province of Trapani, and precisely at the cave Mangiapane Scurati over the Christmas period, there is the "Living Nativity." Event picturesque and charming. Now the event of the birth of Jesus lives in the enchanting cave Mangiapane since 1983 in the village of Scurati (Custonaci) the place where ancient crafts and customs of a pastoralist life come alive for the rediscovery of a tradition that unfortunately tends to disappear.
The cave's dark (or Mangiapane), then transformed into ancient prehistoric village with small houses and close to one another, a sort of natural crib with a rich vegetation. Abandoned by the shepherds who used it to process the ricotta, they found another use. Annually, since 1983, the cave has become home to a charming Nativity, Mount Erice testimony of peasant life at the end of the nineteenth century, popular with tourists and devotees. Besides religious event of the Nativity, there are representations of rural craftsmanship and gave birth, over the years, a striking staging. Which was made distinctive by the presence of sounds, smells and colors that reconstruct real slice of life.
Where does the nativity Accurate staging is like a movie set. The cave is a veritable cave of the Stone Age, the true shepherd milking and cheese manufacture, housewives prepare the dough and bake bread. It 's the oldest Sicily who plays herself. Here's how a whole country participates in the mystery play. It becomes a permanent museum.
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