Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dance of the Lily, Nola, Italy

http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/book/jun22.html Feast day of St Paulinus, Bishop of Nola, confessor

(Canterbury bells, Campanula medium, is today's plant, dedicated to this saint.)

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

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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