#74 All Soul's, i morti and other things to do with death
Making friends with death: part 2
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I hope you don't mind me pausing to explore the theme of death and mortality in Sicily for a bit longer. It may be a little dark, but it's fascinating.
After all, we just celebrated the Day of the Dead (la festa dei morti) on the second of November. This month is considered a time to commemorate the dearly departed as the year ends.
There are endless superstitions surrounding the end of life in Sicily. Still, one particularly colourful local folktale reflects a potent mixture of mysticism, naivety, and nightmarish fear, a more realistic reflection of Sicilians' fundamental perception of their fatality.
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