Habari kwa picha: Tamasha la nyoka linalofanyika Italia kila mwaka

A statue of Saint Domenico covered with live snakes is carried by faithfuls during an annual procession in the streets of Cocullo Haki miliki ya picha AFP

Kila mwaka katika kijiji cha Cocullo huko Italia, sanamu ya mtakatifu inayozungukwa na nyoka walio hai huzungushwa mitaani.

Tamasha hilo ambalo ufanyika kila Mei mosi kwa katika sanamu ya mtakatifu San Domenico di Sora ,

tamasha hilo lilianza kuadhimishwa tangu karne ya kumi na moja wakati ambapo nyoka waliondolewa kutoka kwa wakulima kwa namna ya kushangaza .

Hata hivyo , asili ya tamaduni hiyo ilianza kuabudiwa huko katikati mwa mji wa Angitia, na ilifahamika kama nyoka wa miungu wa Roman.

Faithfuls in traditional clothing hold snakes to place them on the statue of Saint Domenico during an annual procession in the streets of Cocullo Haki miliki ya picha AFP

Watu wengine huwa wanavaa mavazi ya asili ya watu wa mji wa Abruzzo.

A faithful in traditional clothing carries a snake to place on the statue of Saint Domenico during an annual procession in the streets of Cocullo Haki miliki ya picha AFP

Wakamataji nyoka huwa wanawakamata nyoka aina nne ambao hawadhuru na kuwakabidhi kwa watu wanaoabudu nyoka hao.

A faithful carries a snake to place on the statue of Saint Domenico during an annual procession in the streets of Cocullo Haki miliki ya picha AFP

Na taratibu, nyoka hao huwa wanawekwa kwenye sanamu ya mbao ya San Domenico .

A statue of Saint Domenico covered with live snakes is carried by faithfuls during an annual procession in the streets of Cocullo Haki miliki ya picha AFP

Nyoka wengine wengi huwa wanaongezwa hadi sanamu ya San Domenico ikiwa imefunikwa kabisa nyoka.

A statue of Saint Domenico covered with live snakes is carried by faithfuls during an annual procession in the streets of Cocullo Haki miliki ya picha AFP
Presentational white space

Baada ya sanamu huyo kuvishwa nyoka mwili mzima, hubebwa na kuzungushwa barabarani ikiwa ndio utaratibu wa

A statue of Saint Domenico covered with live snakes is carried by faithfuls during an annual procession in the streets of Cocullo Haki miliki ya picha AFP
A statue of Saint Domenico covered with live snakes is carried by faithfuls during an annual procession in the streets of Cocullo Haki miliki ya picha AFP
Presentational white space

Wakati wengi huwa wanaambatana na sanamu hiyo, wengine huwa wanaangalia kwa pembeni.

Baada ya tamasha hilo kumalizika, nyoka huwa wanaachiwa kurudi porini.

People watch from a balcony as a statue of Saint Domenico covered with live snakes is carried by faithfuls during an annual procession in the streets of Cocullo Haki miliki ya picha AFP

All images are subject to copyright

Mada zinazohusiana

Maelezo zaidi kuhusu taarifa hii