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A Casacalenda (CB), the 18 March, We will meet near the altar erected in honor of St. Joseph, singing the Litany of the Blessed Virgin (tènìie). Food preparation, adhere to strict rules handed down orally, starts right on the eve of the feast. The thirteen courses consist largely of vegetables and other ingredients. Placed in pots in the fireplace are cooked legumes, and prayer before the altars dedicated to the saint multicolored. Altars, Richly decorated, have the center square or small statues of the Holy Family.
Gives , On this day,offer the holy bread, the staple food of life, imprinted in the center that bears the imprint of the hand of the holy, and set up tables: The first is for the Holy Family, which will be surrounded by children, called "angels". Lunch includes : orange slices dressed with olive oil and sugar and sweet and sour pickles; beans; this; peas; cicerchie; fave; crabs; snails; riso; cod au gratin; vegetables; macaroni with the bread; Finally, fruits and desserts. The dinner is preceded by the recitation of prayers, that is repeated at each course and conclusion.
The consumption of food provides for certain behaviors: eat with your hands macaroni with the bread, accept all courses without leaving the remains in the pot, break bread with your hands