Besides the Sunday open air market there are two big fairs during
the year :
the first one is St.Lorenzo's fair (10th August) ; the other one is
St. Anna's fair (the Monday following the second Sunday of October).
In these fairs you can find all sort of products: agrarian,
handicraft, livestock , clothing and so on.
When we say "Ciociaria" we usually mean the north and the
central region of Frosinone.
The name derives from a particular kind of sandal "Ciocia" ,
held on by thongs laced round the leg used some years ago by the
native inhabitants of this area.
The "Ciocie" belong to the typical ciociaro costume, one of
the most beautiful in Lazio.
The woman costume was particularly garish. It consists of: a flated
pleated red skirt, a multicolour apron "sinale", a black
satin corset, a white blouse, a shawl, a headgear, a pair of white
cotton stockings, "ciocie", coral earrings and a big coral
necklace. The cloth for the costume was hand-spun by native people.
They consist of: nonsense rhyme, rigmaroles, and
The believes in ghosts, witches, sorceries are, by now, disappeared
They are only preserved in old people mind.
The word originates from Latin, it means "to console".
It's an ancient costume that people practise when some relatives die.
When someone dies the relatives help his/her family as they can also
bringing them some food to eat for the first days.
At night they use to say one's rosary for the salvation of the dead
personís soul. During the period of mourning, there is another
costume still practised: the relatives get dressed only with black
On Easter Monday people of Amaseno use to go to the sanctuary of
Auricola (a beautiful place on a hilltop) on foot. Each one of them
carry some food to eat with friends and relatives after the Mass, a
pic-nic in the fields surrounding the sanctuary.
Translated by Valentina Boccia & Valentina Daniele
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