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A Calimera si accendono i lampioni

A Calimera si accendono i lampioni

Anche quest’anno, come di consueto, il centro storico di Calimera si illuminerà con la Festa dei Lampioni, tradizionale appuntamento che fortunatamente ha resistito all’assalto del tempo.

La Festa dei Lampioni – che probabilmente affonda le proprie radici negli antichi riti per il solstizio d’estate e attualmente è dedicata a san Luigi (21-23 giugno) – è stata organizzata dalla Pro Loco di Calimera e da Ghetonìa in collaborazione con il Comune di Calimera, Arci Festa della Musica e la Camera di Commercio di Lecce.

Questa usanza, che avrebbe i suoi natali in Cappadocia, è stata fin da subito apprezzata dalle popolazioni locali che ben presto l’hanno adottata. In buona
sostanza, svariati gruppi di persone realizzavano i lampioni con l’ausilio di canne (utilizzate per l’intelaiatura), di colla a base di farina e di carta velina. Una volta confezionati i lampioni, al loro interno si poneva una candela e il gioco era fatto. Dopodiché venivano appesi per le strade cittadine dove chiunque poteva
ammirarli. Chi oggi è erede di questa tradizione ha cercato, per quanto possibile, di rispettare le antiche modalità di assemblaggio.

Ma la festa, oltre ai lampioni e alle celebrazioni religiose, offrirà anche musica popolare e la possibilità di immergersi tra le bancarelle gastronomiche e di
artigianato. Tra le prelibatezze che si potranno gustare merita un plauso speciale lu cuturusciu, un tipico prodotto da forno di Calimera.

Numerosi poi i musicisti che si esibiranno nell’arco delle tre serate, ricordiamo Roberto Licci, Salvatore Cotardo e Franco Nuzzo dei Ghetonìa, il gruppo occitano
Chambra d’Oc, il Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Antonio Castrignanò con Emanuele Licci e Ninfa Giannuzzi.

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