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July 9th, 2009 - 1:10 am § in Traditions

Medieval Archery Tournament in Cagli

By Jennifer Caudle Photos by Sophie Harbert Throughout Italy, a common thread sews together the fabric of family, church, and community. This thread is tradition. Traditions encompass the values, celebrations, and customs of everyday life and the unique traditions of Cagli, Italy give meaning to lif[...]

July 8th, 2009 - 12:21 pm § in Traditions

The Wednesday Market in Cagli

by Pamela Lake Every Wednesday as Cagli awakens, white vans pull into the piazza and surrounding streets of Old Cagli.  Vendors transform these vans into small shops within minutes.  Shop owners from other parts of the region come weekly to set up business in the streets of Cagli.  These temporar[...]

July 8th, 2009 - 10:44 am § in Traditions

Finding Community in the Religious Traditions of Cagli

by Sophie Harbert All of Cagli participates in Corpus Domini, a major church festival observing the 12th century miracle in which blood sprang from a piece of bread broken during the Eucharist.  Each house collects the flowers and herbs to make an infiorate, or floral arrangement.  Red and yellow [...]

July 8th, 2009 - 10:17 am § in Traditions

Beer Festival 2009 in Cagli, Italy

by Kata J. Dora A stroll through small town Cagli, Italy, suggests there is a strong emphasis on maintaining the old buildings amidst the new buildings. Tradition matters. For someone from the western world, it might be strange to listen to the city hall’s bell ringing every 15 minutes, followed b[...]