24/08/2003 GUARDIA SANFRAMONDI - PROVINCIA DI BENEVENTO - CAMPANIA - I BATTENTI DI GUARDIA SANFRAMONDI. OGNI SETTE ANNI ,CIRCA 1000 BATTENTI, EMIGRANTI, PROVENIENTI DA TUTTO IL MONDO, SI BATTONO IL TORACE, IN ONORE DELLA MADONNA ASSUNTA CON UNA SPUGNA SULLA QUALE VI SONO APPOSTI 33 SPILLI.
PH. MARIO LAPORTA AG. CONTROLUCE
Beater walk during a religious procession in Guardia Sanframondi, south Italy, August 24, 2003. Every seven years people of the little town in south Italy hold a religious feast in which hundreds of hooded penitents, dressed in white habits form a procession to honor the Virgin Assunta. The men whip themselves with iron chains and a 'sponge,' a piece of cork with nails in it, while the women tend to their wounds with vinegar so the men don't feel the pain. All the penitents hold a little crucifix in their left hand as an aid to their meditation and prayer.
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