Monday, June 22, 2009

Day of the Dance of the Lily, Nola, Italy

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
Feast day of St Paulinus, Bishop of Nola, confessor
(Canterbury bells, Campanula medium, is today's plant, dedicated to this saint.)

In the town of Nola, near Naples, Italy, people commemorate their famous son, Paulinus, today. He had a miraculous dream while in Africa, where Vandals had taken him as a slave. The king, impressed by this dream, sent Paulinus home, where he and his companions were met by the people of Nola bearing lilies. Ever since, today has been called the Day of the Dance of the Lily (Giglio) ...

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