Il resoconto dei festeggiamenti della 628^ edizione

They ended this morning,,it,with the deposition of the effigy of Mary,,it,the celebrations of the 628 th edition of the Festa della Bruna,,it,The edition,,it,which he saw once again the city of Matera shake the image of its patron saint,,it,it was,,it,partecipatissima in every celebration. Many young people,,it,also in celebrations of the Novena and Octave,,it,particular that has not escaped S.It is,,it,careful guidance and reference point of the entire Diocese,,it, con la deposizione dell’effigie di Maria SS. Bruna, i festeggiamenti della 628^ edizione della Festa della Bruna.

L’edizione, che ha visto ancora una volta la Città di Matera stringersi attorno all’immagine della sua Santa patrona è stata, as always, partecipatissima in every celebration,,it,Many young people also since the celebration of the Novena,,it,a particular which is certainly not escaped S.It is,,it,careful guidance and now a reference point of the entire Diocese,,it,There are no reports of damage to property and persons,,it,everything went the right way as had been hoped,,it,The praise goes to the organizational machine composed by the Police of Matera,,it,all supported by the present control room in the Prefecture of Matera,,it,Also to the many thousands of people present,,it,Training consists of fifty volunteers who have been entrusted with the task of protecting the triumphal chariot during the evening parade of,,it,Pastors and the Brotherhood of the Brotherhood of Christ Scourged,,it. Tanti i giovani anche sin dalle celebrazioni della Novena, durante l’accensione delle luminarie il giorno 29 Giugno e nella processione Ottavario: un particolare che non è certo sfuggito a S.E. Mons. Caiazzo, guida attenta e ormai punto di riferimento dell’intera Diocesi. If the first goal of this year was safety,,it,the Festival can certainly be called successful,,it,There are no reports of damage to property and persons,,it,despite the minor deployment,,it,but still substantial,,it,law enforcement,,it,Even during the assault on the wagon,,it,The pagan ritual of,,it,It took place in Piazza Vittorio Veneto,,it,as it had been hoped. The applause goes to the organizing machine composed by the Police of Matera,,it,by the Executive Committee of the party and the many associations that occurred,,it, la Festa può dirsi certamente riuscita: non ci sono segnalazioni di danni a cose e persone, nonostante il dispiego minore, ma pur sempre consistente, di forze dell’ordine e le tante fasi concitate che caratterizzano la giornata del 2 July. Anche durante l’assalto al Carro, il rito pagano dello “strazzo” avvenuto in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, tutto è andato per il verso giusto come era stato auspicato. Il plauso va alla macchina organizzativa composta dalla Questura di Matera, dal Comitato Esecutivo della Festa e dalle tante associazioni intervenute, tutti coadiuvati dalla cabina di regia presente nella Prefettura di Matera. And, come è giusto che sia, anche alle tante migliaia di persone presenti!

Nell’organizzazione, ci sono state alcune novità importanti: un nuovo auriga ed un nuovo staff per governare gli otto muli, ovvero la forza motrice del Carro, hanno esordito i “Pastori dell’Anima”, associazione di giovani materani che ha avuto il compito di controllare l’ordine durante lo svolgimento delle processioni cittadine e la nascita dell’associazione “Gli Angeli del Carro”, formazione composta da cinquantaquattro volontari a cui è stato affidato il compito di proteggere il Carro Trionfale durante la sfilata serale del 2 July. Le due associazioni, combine with other groups already present in Feast,,it,the Association of the Knights,,it,Pastors and the Brotherhood of the Brotherhood of Christ Scourged,,it,for the first time it has had to resort to the stewards to strengthen the control section cordoned off during the evening of,,it,The report of the festivities,,it: il Clero, Association Maria SS. Bruna, l’Associazione dei Cavalieri, la Confraternita dei Pastori e la Confraternita del Cristo Flagellato, which have always been an active part of the Celebrations,,it,and I think this is the greatest gift that can be Matera July 2,,it,Even in adverse events, there are many positive signals to be seized in this edition,,it,and many other events involving public much but who have seen the participation of important personalities,,it,for the great trust placed by the many sponsors in the organization,,it,to delay the development of some of the festival stages looking,,it,measures needed to prevent the recurrence of these problems,,it,hoping to preserve and increase the religious and cultural patrimony that the Festa,,it. In addition to, dopo la circolare diramata dal Capo della Polizia l’8 Giugno 2017, anche per la Festa della Bruna, for the first time, It was used to stewart to strengthen the control section cordoned off during the evening of,,it,Matera regains its festival every year more engaging,,it,more inclusive,,it,and I think this is the greatest gift that can be Matera July 2,,it,responding to the maternal recall of the Virgin of Bruna,,it,Even in adverse events, there are many positive signals to be seized in this edition,,it 2 July: cento ragazzi hanno prestato servizio nelle fasi più concitate della Festa.

Matera ritrova la sua Festa ogni anno più coinvolgente, più inclusiva, che allunga i tempi perché inserisce nuovi spunti di gioia, che vede la partecipazione attiva di migliaia di persone e propone, grazie all’estro degli artisti e degli artigiani locali, un Carro Trionfale sempre più bello per Maria SS. Bruna… e credo sia questo il regalo più grande che Matera può farsi il due Luglio, rispondendo al richiamo materno della Vergine della Bruna!

Anche nelle manifestazioni collaterali ci sono tanti segnali positivi da cogliere in questa edizione: la Giornata dei Giovani, la Giornata degli anziani, le cinque giornate dell’Avvenire, e tanti altri appuntamenti che hanno coinvolto tanto pubblico ma che hanno visto la partecipazione di personalità importanti: artisti di fama internazionale, vescovi, cardinali e persino il presidente del Parlamento Europeo Antonio Tajani è stato ospite a Matera il 30 Giugno u.s..

Margini di miglioramento? Tanti. Per il successo che gli eventi ottengono ogni anno, per la visibilità che Matera sta ricevendo su scala internazionale e, nondimeno, per la grande fiducia riposta dai tanti sponsor nell’organizzazione, è necessario sbagliare sempre meno! Certainly, nelle prossime riunioni dell’Associazione e con il coinvolgimento di tutti gli organi che partecipano alla buona riuscita degli eventi in programma, verranno analizzate le cause che hanno portato, for example, a ritardare lo svolgimento di alcune fasi della Festa cercando, laddove possibile, misure utili a prevenire il ripetersi di questi inconvenienti. D’altro canto, but, cercheremo anche di rendere più efficace la comunicazione, cercando nuovi spunti per coniugare alla Festa e alla Città di Matera l’interesse di tutti; l’impegno perciò continua, nella speranza di conservare e di aumentare quel patrimonio religioso e culturale che la Festa, ogni anno, regala a chi la vive!

Con immutevole gioia, Hooray Maria!

Michele Chancellor

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The festival first!

IMG_0741Dear readers and fans of the Feast, They just finished making Octave celebrations, thus ends “la Bruna” and finally turn off the lights on the Feast as we take you next year. Before saying goodbye, but, vi scrivo il mio consueto resoconto della Festa.

Let's start, as it is proper to make, by thanking all: Association Maria SS. Swiss Brown for his efforts during the whole year, the Curia, the pastor of the Cathedral Don Vincenzo Di Lecce, the Knights of Mary. Bruna, Pastors of the Brotherhood, il Prefetto e tutte le autorità civili e militari, the artist Michelangelo Pentasuglia and his team, law enforcement, l’auriga ed il suo staff di collaboratori che hanno riportato, dopo tredici anni, il Carro sulla Cattedrale e l’hanno poi accompagnato verso il suo destino in Piazza Vittorio Veneto. C’è ancora molto da fare, but the premises are all. And’ necessario ringraziare anche le associazioni di volontariato ed i collaboratori per la pubblica sicurezza, la Premiata ditta luminarie Santoro, The Pyrotechnics Santa Chiara, and all those who worked for the success of the 627 ° Festa della Bruna, un’edizione che sarà ricordata per le sue tante novità, tra cui il ritorno delle celebrazioni nella risplendente basilica Cattedrale.

photo_2016Among the thanks, but, ce ne sono alcuni, che meritano una sottolineatura doppia. Come non rivolgere il nostro “grazie” all’Arcivescovo Giuseppe Caiazzo, that since the letter published in the program of festivities has touched everyone. First edition of the festival for the Shepherd of the Civitas Mariae and, “Don Pino” as he prefers to be called, It has been present since the Procession of the Shepherds, but not on the altar among the people, in una posizione più defilata “to understand the spirit and devotion of those who draw near to the already Festival at 4.30 of the morning”. Then a short but sentitissimo wish to City: Father Pino is immediately entered in the heart of Matera, that they liked a lot and have reserved a long applause. And then, una splendida omelia in Cattedrale durante la Celebrazioni della mattina, il tragitto in carrozza (ha confessato di non esserci mai andato prima!), la benedizione in via Marconi prima della processione serale, poi ancora tanti sorrisi e tante benedizioni, quasi rincorso dalla gente per strada. Also tonight during the Octave celebrations. In his humanity, He has even lent the seminarians for a selfie. Grazie don Pino. Matera needs of humility and good examples.

Un sincero ringraziamento va anche al Questore di Matera Paolo Antonio Maria Sirna, sempre presente in tutti i momenti della Festa: the 2 July, from the very first light of dawn, plainclothes, era fra la gente per osservare e per dare manforte, se necessario, ai colleghi in servizio. Con sguardo attento e sorriso rassicurante, ha seguito le celebrazioni e tutta la sfilata fino alla rottura del Carro. Proprio lui, in suits at the center of Via del Corso, ha dato l’ultimo “forward” all’auriga. And’ stato il suo primo anno e la macchina della sicurezza e la cabina di regia in prefettura hanno funzionato! Peccato solo per i suoi uomini rei di essersi fatti scappare (too soon) the boy who, first, It climbed on the wagon. By the way: che senso aveva l’accanimento perpetrato contro quel ragazzo durante l’assalto? Ormai era su, non poteva mica scendere! O la furia di tante manganellate contro chi, a dieci metri dal Carro, provava a rincorrerlo nel disperato tentativo di portar via un pezzo da conservare? We must always safeguard the image of the Festival. Before, durante e dopo la rottura, gratuitous violence, it's just a bad impression. Despite being a pagan ritual, that of "strazzo" is the time when materani regain possession of their desire for redemption, their feeling of belonging to the community and its tradition longest. E’ il clou dei festeggiamenti e tutti devono concorrere alla sua buona riuscita. Bisogna migliorare. The festival first.

nevertheless, bisogna ringraziare la Città di Matera, per il suo enorme contributo offerto all’organizzazione dei festeggiamenti. Through sponsors, tramite l’acquisto degli oltre diecimila biglietti della VI lotteria della Bruna, con la loro grande devozione e passione, i materani hanno permesso anche quest’anno lo svolgimento di una straordinaria edizione dei festeggiamenti. La Città intera ha seguito tutte le fasi con grandissima partecipazione. The lighting of the illuminations, the "best ever" (as someone said during the live video from over 33.000 views on Facebook), saw thousands of upturned noses the evening 29 June in Piazza Vittorio Veneto. Then, the Procession of the Shepherds, who went through the Sassi districts: never seen so many people in the old districts. Da via Buozzi alla Porta Pistola e fino a San Nicola dei Greci il fiume colorato di gente si mostrava in tutta la sua straordinarietà. Then the parade of the morning, under a hot sun, since so many people in the Church of the Annunciation in the district Piccianello. Then the evening procession, with which the Madonna della Bruna marched through the streets of downtown, first of the three laps in Piazza Duomo and the final return in the Church of Constantinople, ha visto una nutritissima partecipazione. Some, some empty place has been left, segno che qualcuno ci ha rinunciato: forse una minor presenza di chi solitamente raggiunge Matera dai paesi limitrofi. Who knows. Surely it missed those, usually, only proves attachment to “showmanship” the party, and it will certainly have thought “spectacle for spectacle, comfortable rest in an armchair” ..given the same time as the match of the national football team, valida per il passaggio in semifinale, in the European Championships in France. Certamente la Festa è andata avanti e, maybe, nemmeno se ne sarebbe accorta se le luminarie non avessero mostrato il tricolore e la tipica ‘iosa’ dietro al Carro non si fosse trasformata nell’inno di Mameli. I giochi piromusicali sulla Murgia Timone, at last, hanno messo tutti d’accordo, facendo sorridere anche chi, purtroppo per lui, era rimasto in poltrona a soffrire per i calci di rigore.

The 3 July, usually, è il giorno delle polemiche. E anche quest’anno non sono mancate. But the Party is working throughout the year and 3 July is just the day after the longest day, il giorno più bello. And 'even healthy to have already a bit' of melancholy, a bit 'of sadness, dopo un giorno così intriso di emozioni. And then, the controversy are consumed in bars, not in the newspapers or in public, because they hurt the Party if they have constructive ideas and are ends in themselves. Non è meglio raccontarsi le emozioni appena vissute? Emozioni come quelle suscitate dai rintocchi delle campane che suonano festose per il passaggio del Quadro dei Pastori attraverso la porta maggiore della basilica Cattedrale, mentre il primo fascio di luce del mattino colora le bianche pareti la civita. Better to remember the valor with which the four pairs of mules have slipped in via Duomo dragging, without damage, the artifact of cardboard, rather than dwell too much on the number of injured (una decina quest’anno – stando ai numeri di cui disponiamo). By nature, the "strazzo", is a moment of the festival so fascinating but dangerous. And maybe, for this, drawing thousands of people to the streets. Tutti devono concorrere affinché si rispetti la tradizione e perché gli spettatori in piazza non restino delusi.

Gli eventi collaterali. Anche quest’anno la Festa ha ospitato tanti eventi, partendo addirittura l’11 Giugno con la Brunetta. Personally, credo ci sia ancora molto da lavorare per creare sinergie con gli Enti pubblici e con gli organizzatori privati, perché tutto rientri con armonia in un programma di eventi di cui la Città ha bisogno per continuare ad arricchire la sua offerta nei confronti dei cittadini culturali ed ammaliare i turisti che, a migliaia, la visitano nei mesi estivi. Bello ed innovativo, for example, lo spettacolo visto il 7 July (ripetuto anche il giorno successivo) dell’architectural mapping 3D realizzato sulla facciata del Palazzo Lanfranchi. Tanti, anche fra i giovanissimi, hanno gradito l’espressione di una delle nuove frontiere dell’arte digitale.

Il socialweb. Sono stati quasi novemila gli utenti unici che hanno scelto questo portale per seguire i festeggiamenti durante il giorno 2. Quindicimila pagine visualizzate in 24 hours. Ottomila volte visualizzato il programma dei festeggiamenti in quindici giorni. Ventunomila visualizzazioni per il video dello “strazzo” su Youtube in pochi giorni. Numbers, of course! but important. I would like to greet all, i lettori, abbracciando idealmente anche chi ha atteso sui canali social di twitter, instagram, youtube and facebook for real-time updates from the places of the Feast, then, in the evening, thank me for the work. festadellabruna.it is, now from 11 year old, the reference point for those who live the Festival throughout the year and for those, just the 2 July, unfortunately not in Matera to live on the skin ..but still does not want to miss the festivities. Thank you very much. Anche il web, so, fa festa il 2 July.

A detail that proud. Il premio Pulitzer 1999, Michael Cunningham, dopo averci fatto visita qualche giorno fa, ha provato descrivere Matera ed i suoi festeggiamenti, durante un intervento alla Milanesiana. Evidentemente, la Festa ha superato se stessa ed è andata oltre ogni migliore auspicio: un filosofo di fama mondiale che parla della Festa dei materani in un salotto letterario milanese.. Chi l’avrebbe mai detto!

Finally, sono many lessons that we can grasp during a long Feast, intense and participatory as ours but, considering the novelty and the circumstances that made this 627 th edition, Valga, for everyone, this thought: “Per la Festa della Bruna c’è bisogno di tutti, ma nessuno è insostituibile e solo Lei fa eccezione.. because without you, here in Matera 2 July, nothing would happen ". Hooray Maria!

With renewed zeal therefore, per Matera e per la Nostra Signora… The festival first!

…e ammogghj ammogghj all’ònn c v’aèn!!!

Michele Chancellor

Winning tickets and Conclusion of the Feast!

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8738It ended Monday 7 July, with the translation of the holy image of Mary at the Church of St. Joseph (Via Redemption), the 625th edition of the Festa della Bruna.

Also this year Matera Matera and have responded with great devotion and participation in the celebrations that, begin the 23 Giugno with the Ninth, ended Sunday 6 July with the Octave. To underline the enormous contribution of the sponsors that, in a few years, have finally allowed the achievement of a goal set ab illo tempore: get over, with funds raised from individuals and businesses, those dished out by public bodies. And so ', with the support of the main sponsor of a marketing plan and ad hoc, Executive Committee, assisted by the SS.ma Maria della Bruna, organized and enriched this 625th edition with some, partecipatissime, spectacular news,,it,now consolidated beyond ten thousand units,,it: the tunnel of lights in the square V. Veneto and the return of a real show of fireworks musical fireworks on the Castle Park (during the Octave) complete with a violinist who has played live popular music punctuated by fireworks that colored, background, the towers of the Castle Tramontano.

The 2 July and’ performed as dictated by tradition: dawn the Procession ”Shepherds'”, in which participation is and’ ormai consolidata oltre le diecimila unita’; next, the dressing of the General of the Knights A. Raffaele Tataranni in the hall of the Palazzo Lanfranchi Levi, with the procession to the district Piccianello started late, but still much followed until 14.00, when the sacred image of Mary, together with the Curia and sixty Knights, and’ arrived in the churchyard of the Church of the Annunciation. Procession in the evening then, the Triumphal Chariot (realized as in the previous edition by Andrea Samson) sambrava sailed on two wings of the crowd and, in the moments in which the backrest that supports the patron saint, stopped a few inches from the dome of lights set up in Piazza and echoed the notes of the Ave Maria by Schubert, Procession has experienced its most exciting moment. After the traditional Three Laps, symbol of ”taking possession” the City ', the Chariot Processional abandoned part of his escort traditional (one of the Knights) and, protected by a massive deployment of law enforcement officers (as happens now for many years), you and’ started towards the Piazza Vittorio Veneto, now packed with people in the eye, for what has always and’ and will remain’ the event more’ folkloric celebrations: ripping Carro. Also this year, the huge artifact mache fruit of the labor of months, and’ svellato been in a few minutes in the city center, to the delight of thousands of citizens and tourists crowded in every corner of the square; crowd that and’ then moved in Sassi and on the terraces of the neighborhoods most’ high, to admire the spectacle of fireworks made on the Murgia Timone from Pyrotechnics Santa Chiara.

Thanks, First go to the organizers of this festival: the Association of Mary. Bruna, reorganized in September with the appointment of the Chairman,. Vito Domenico Andrisani, and soon that became operational and effective. Tant'è’ which in December was already’ all defined by the bands, with the tender for the construction of the wagon and with the choice of the artist. Fundamental and’ was the support of the Archbishop S.It is. Mons. Salvatore Ligorio, of the Archbishop and the parish priest of the Cathedral of Don Vincenzo Lecce. Good understanding with the civil and military institutions: Day and’ the result of a collaboration in the round that can not’ Regardless of its actors, organizers, producers. Many thanks are directed therefore’ local governments, the police headquarters, in command of the police and the financial police of Matera, the provincial committee of the Civil Protection, CRI, dell'ANPS, to local television networks, national and international that have paid particular attention to our City’ in what ', the always, the best day’ long of Matera.

The numbers of this portal and the pages of networks connected, ”speak” growth. Only two data: in less than 15 days, portal totaled over 50.000 views and youtube channel has totaled 20.000. Thanks so, who collaborated for this year or always, with this portal.

The hope staff, is that the City’ has renewed his spirit of entrustment to the Virgin (This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment of Matera in Civitas Mariae), and had reinforced its culture and its roots, to better witness the civilization’ of this territory, and that’ then the purpose of the application of Matera in the European Capital of Culture in 2019. And we really hope that it is so ', and that the Virgin Mary accompany us.: Hooray Maria, Hooray Matera!

Michele Chancellor

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And. 624: Conclusion of the festivities!

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It ended Sunday 7 July, with the deposition of the image of Mary. Bruna in the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, the 624th edition of the Festa della Bruna… and it is time budget.

Tradition respected, first. Ripping Carro happened there, where materani wanted, Piazza Vittorio Veneto! And’ really hard to quantify the festive crowd that accompanied the 2 July: from the first light of dawn followed the procession of pastors in several thousand. In the evening, during the translation of the Holy Image of Mary, in all probability, are overcome 40.000 Attendance. A resounding success. Even during the fireworks, in the alleys of the Sassi, thousands were watching with the nose, amazed by the extraordinary glitter created by fireworks that lit the Murgia Timone. Even celebrations Octave saw an extraordinary participation, hardly vollessero, the materani, abandon the celebrations for the patron saint.

The 624th edition will surely be remembered for the excellent results achieved by the organizers. There are many initiatives in place to improve participation in the festival and thanks go first to the Executive Committee and to the Archbishop because, albeit from a gravely deficient situation, managed, together, to bring in positive balance. Is meant to recall later, the valuable contribution of the sponsors and the sale (finished even days before extraction) of all 10.000 lottery tickets. The great work of employees, dell'auriga, Volunteers rescue, of all police forces, and of all those who have put their effort for the success of the events, did the rest. Thanks.

Some, Also this year there were some critical, emerged from the ranks of the Knights of Mary. Bruna and during the procession of pastors because of certain prefectural. Both, however,, already latent for several years and readily scaled thanks to direct confrontation with the leaders of the Committee, Police Headquarters, the City and the Province of Matera! Critical anyway, very little capable of affecting the beautiful image of the Feast.

Great appreciation was also expressed on the article made from paper mache “Faces to Carro”, the group of boys assisted by the artist Andrea Samson materano: significant was his embrace, after 3 (This year five) rpm, with the pastor of the Cathedral Don Vincenzo Di Lecce.

Don Vincenzo, which goes a sincere thank you for your great work, is also worthy of the commitment carried forward to the rebirth of the Brotherhood of the Pastors of Bruna, took place this year, after more than 50 years after its dissolution.

The portal festadellabruna.it is proud to show the results achieved in this edition: 12.103 unique visitors for a total of 44.087 views in 15 days dedicated to the celebrations, of which 13.121 the 2 July! Important numbers, that help to understand how grown, in recent years, the media attention towards this Feast, also at national level! The blessing by S.It is. Mons. Salvatore Ligorio to all the press has marked this milestone.

Personally, I extend thanks to my closest collaborators and the preparation of TRM Network for the friendliness and professionalism. Moreover, there are still many ideas to be realized, as the expansion of the services offered by this portal, which will soon be enriched by German translation edited by young Sybille Becker.

The hope, therefore, is to find ourselves all still here, next year, to celebrate Matera and his devotion to Mary. Again. Hooray Maria, hooray Matera!

Michele Chancellor

Conclusion of Celebrations

bil2012Once the festivities for the Madonna della Bruna – The guide to festadellabruna.it

The 2 July is just past, and also the Octave was celebrated: Today the sacred image of Mary. Bruna has been placed in the Church of St. Joseph. Now, it is time to take stock.

The day was Monday, as always, very intense: eventful, partecipatissima in the liturgies and the rowdy, traditional, hot folklore that always amazes and anyone who approaches to this party.

It would be asking too much …little bit, the preparation of festadellabruna.it, a simple adjective “positive” the “negative” to describe the entire Feast. Argue, but not before thanking.

Let's start by thanking all, interchangeably: thanks to those who participated, finding himself immersed in the spirit of communion that the City created around at a party that has no equal.

And’ We should thank the religious authorities that indicate the way to go and bless this Feast, the civil and military authorities who seek to sacrifice resources and protect the work of all, and make every effort so that the tradition is respected. And’ We should thank those deep their commitment and always with dedication, and works for the party: The Committee, the Knights of Maria della Bruna SS.ma, the charioteer and all employees, Pastors of Bruna, Italian Red Cross, Civil Protection (This year was also the Civil Protection riding), departments scout Matera, firefighters, the local police and all the men and women who have followed more closely the festivities.

Personally, I applaud the work of the leaders of the State Police. The Quaestor Pasquale Errico, responsible for public order, has hit its target on the first try: is the first year coordinating the agitated 2 July materano, but everything went the right way.

The presence of police officers, in some phases of the feast, was almost imperceptible: you take the example of the Procession of the Shepherds, where there are no accidents and the use of agents has been reduced to a minimum.

In the evening instead, be able to close ranks Agents, free them from the arrogance of “usual suspects”, and having previously taken care of some dangerous details, allowed the most spectacular moment of the festival, ripping wagon, is consumed under the gaze of the whole square, already for several hours packed with people, calling into question the words: “The Chariot will break where you'll want to break”.

Also note the valuable work of the Local Police and Civil Protection, commitment maintained by managers and municipal leaders, that effective and continuous work of operators ecological.

However, there have been unexpected, smoothly, blunders and criticism, some also rather vehement, erupted even before the festivities.

It will not be this drawing, and here on this site so important for the party, to list the organizational oversights and errors that have been committed, because one already exists and the Board “court” media is at work already ab illo tempore, and here we speak of the Feast, not the chatter.

The swirl of accusations, protests and resentments that go on sometimes with legal consequences and almost always end with words stolen from epitaphs, which, su festadellabruna.it, we prefer to give advice. The compliance schedules, for example, can make feasible a live television made with the most powerful and in collaboration with major broadcasters.

Work harder, combining the expertise to humility and temperance, speak with sincerity and diplomacy, work with patience and humility, and without too much grandstanding.. surely lead to a better organization, more responsible, credible, reliable and less rough: need a synergistic balance of organizational figures: and then, with the work of all, you will have to pull “yl car” one direction. And we hope that, at the end of the climb, there is the Cathedral!

The portal festadellabruna.it, this year, has managed to renew itself and to ensure a complete picture, Free and “clean” the party, thanks to the growing number of collaborations established with the new offer represented by social networks. The numbers recorded this year are still growing compared to past editions, despite the confusion generated by the distribution of information material inattentive and continuous dimming by the Executive Committee.

You want to extend sincere thanks to the staff, supporters, users and visitors of this node in the network for the attention, friendship, confidence, the closeness and the gratitude shown. The editorial staff wishes you all a happy summer, and invites you to find yourself in photos and mini documentaries made on holidays.

At Last, with the hope of bringing even in your homes, with the help of the web, the blessing of the Cart and SS.ma Maria della Bruna, we bid farewell with the famous motto that S.It is. Mons. Salvatore Ligorio wanted to play last night: “A mogghj a mogghj c onn a l'Aven”.

At all, a sincere wish and a goodbye to the edition number 624: hooray Maria, hooray Matera!

Michele Chancellor

Conclusion of the festivities

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Ended last night in Matera, in the din of the batteries and fireworks, Celebrations for the Festa della Bruna. Materani really so many who wanted to greet the effigy of the Virgin Mary, before permanently store this 622 th edition.

Per le vie del Centro, in an orderly manner, Hundreds of faithful followed the procession, which ended with the tralsazione of Madonna in the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. To watch the fireworks conclusive then, there were dozens and dozens of Matera crowded in the Park Pope John Paul II, under the imposing towers of the Castle Tramontano, Fresh restoration.

And’ time, therefore, a report of the Feast. Will store also the 622 th edition, rich with a renewed sense of belonging to our community, heartened and strengthened by the enthusiasm and joy that this festival arouses in us materani. Among the positive notes, there is definitely a newfound Procession of the Shepherds, to which citizens have participated in mass and have shown much liking for the return of traditional batteries, considered that, for safety reasons, in the previous edition were practically missed. To accompany the festivities to a happy conclusion, however,, also by visitors to this site, received a few comments controversy, above all as regards the most awaited moment: the rag's Triumphal Chariot, began about twenty meters before the fateful entrance in Piazza V. Veneto. By some boys (many of which sported a pass issued by the Committee), without much ado broke the ranks of law enforcement officers deployed to protect the Chariot, and, once again too soon, were taken away from the artifact the best pieces of cardboard, namely the statues of the Angels and Saints of pittpresca “Multiplication of the Loaves” by the Master Michelangelo Pentasuglia. In recent years, fared no better, but unlike what is perceived in the latest editions, even the fireworks of Murgia Timone, at the end of the evening, managed to riaddolcire the heart of Matera vexed. They started quickly and, due to a bit of wind, not appreciated the play of light and color that dazzles the old quarters of the Sassi.

Some reflection received also on ancillary, that characterized the very hot evenings of this first half of July. In short: except for the feast organized by the Knight Beat Beat Sound, Concert opera and symphonic to the authentic huge crowd of Uccio de Santis and the Society of Mudu, all other events scheduled by the Committee have left satisfied materani; rumors have focused clearly on the concert of Claude Challe, presented as the main event and finished as a performance which was attended by about three hundred people. Although the events are believed to be on the sidelines of the festival, the flow of events and the sums committed definitely require something more. There seem quite questionable thoughts: Day is also this, certainly not only this, but we felt it appropriate riportarveli here to stick faithfully to what happened and exhibited by some visitors. The emotions experienced in the most touching moments of the Eucharistic Celebrations, the deep devotion with which you are materani riaffidati SS.ma Maria della Bruna, should make us reflect on the true sense of this feast, certainly more sober and authentic every polemica.Nel complex, we can say goodbye to these celebrations with a judgment certainly positive, but, certainly, harbinger of useful food for thought, we hope, to organize the next edition of the festival.

And’ proudly, at last, we want to thank all those who helped, contributed, followed and praised our work. Thanks to all of you, Friends portal festadellabruna.it, that in more than 20.000 you did pounce our counter 83.000 pages more than a month ago. Before long totalizzeremo 600.000 views.

At all, a sincere wish and mmancabile goodbye to the edition number 623: A mogghj a mogghj all’onn c’vèn!

Michele

Report of 2 July 2010

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The 2 July, in this his revival No. 621, it was a great day of celebration in the traditional. From the first light of dawn, were hundreds devotees arrived on the churchyard of S. Francis of Assisi, to attend the Mass celebrated by Don Vincenzo di Lecce, before attending the Procession of the Shepherds.

Participation that has grown during all stages of the festival, and in the evening was a huge crowd that greeted the procession preceded by the Knights (about 70) and S.It is composed of. Mons. Ligorio, Clergy from citizen, by civil and military authorities and had queued the valuable artifact Triumphal Chariot, with which it is brought to the throne the statue of Maria della Bruna SS.ma.

After the blessing given to the town by the Archbishop, between the notes of the orchestra the Chariot rose towards the Church of S. Francis of Assisi for traditional 3 rpm (symbol of custody of Matera to its patron saint). After the descent of the statue and the final preparations for the defense of the Cart, the artifact has taken its course towards the Piazza, where hundreds of kids participated in the highlight of the festivities: the “rag del Carro”. And then, to close the long day of celebration, i 25 minutes of play musical fireworks on Murgia Timone, seen by thousands of people thronged in every corner of the Sassi and on the balconies and terraces of the highest cities.

Satisfaction was expressed by the organizers and citizens in this edition which confirmed expectations. Satisfaction was also expressed by the media partners and local broadcasters that, this year, managed to ensure a free and allowed the visibility of the party in every way and place: on the Internet with webcam SassiLand, with direct web and satellite Videouno, con la diretta tv di TRM e con i contributi di immagini e video del sito internet ufficiale festadellabruna.it .

The author of this website would like to thank all those who participated, organized and enabled the proper conduct of the party, and addressed his greeting to the over 8.500 Visitors, in a period of 36 hours, clicked over 35.000 Sometimes the pages of the site: Thanks!

Viva Maria, Long live the 2 July, Viva Matera!!!

Report on the celebrations of 2009

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A beautiful edition! Ended today 12 July on the churchyard of S. Francis of Assisi, on which you set up an amazing spectacle piromusicale, the Festa della Bruna edition n ° 620! After the solemn procession through the streets of the city center, with the effigy of Maria della Bruna SS.ma accompanied by Clergy, by representatives of the Organizing Committee, by pastors of Bruna and the Knights of Bruna, S.E. Mons. Salvatore Ligorio gave a short speech in which he praised the present, urging them to keep the faith alive in Mary and participation in this Festival!

Maybe it will not have been the most exciting edition, but the 2 July 2009 was to Matera, as each 2 July, an unforgettable day! Large numbers of people who participated with joy, from the first light of dawn, a day more representative of the party, finished well after midnight, with the splendid fireworks display on the Murgia Timone.

On the day that symbolizes the liberation of Matera and the assignment of each to the patron saint of the City of Rocks, once again, the materani showed all their pride and their attachment to this party, which saw in the moments of tumultuous “cloth”, a truly massive presence in every corner of the popular center, including tourists and onlookers surrounding areas. A success then, the historic center and crowded Piazza Vittorio Veneto packed with people: thousand faces with wide eyes to scrutinize every inch of that corner of the square in which it meets the Via del Corso, place where the Triumphal Chariot comes out to be abandoned to the ritual destruction! So it was again this year, respecting tradition, with a bit of bitter taste for those last meters, where a small crush has forced the Chariot to arrest his own run in the final stretch of Via del Corso, The bow was already peeking in Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

An overall positive for the edition 2009, that will be remembered for the wonderful work in papier mache by the Master Pentasuglia, for the first time a show piromusicale during the fireworks midnight and perhaps even for the webcam positioned on the Wagon! Opinions disgruntled instead on the initial part of the celebrations of the 2 July: appreciation for the Holy Mass 5.00 held outdoors and a bit of regret for the reduced presence of traditional “battery” along the route of the procession of the Shepherds, whose path was occasionally disturbed by passing vehicles. Details of the festival that will surely be treated with more attention by organizing machine, in subsequent editions.

The authors of this website would like to thank first of all those who have followed the celebrations through the media of festadellabruna.it : we have far exceeded the previous year's record, recording about 4.000 unique visitors for a total of 10.000 accesses, with an average stay on site 8 minutes, Viewed over 27.000 pages in 24 hours 2 July; about 100.000 instead, pages are displayed throughout the period of the festivities! Foremost among the reporters YouTube 3 July, in a week our videos have received well 16.000 views! Thanks!

And’ due, in addition to, thank all the collaborators, friends and media-partners for the support offered to our site: you will find the page “Partners” all links. We send heartfelt thanks also to the Archdiocese of Matera-Irsina with Bishop Salvatore Ligorio, the Association de “The Pastors of Bruna” and the parish priest of the Cathedral Don Vincenzo Di Lecce, Authorities and civil and military forces, the Organising Committee of the festivities, the association of the Knights of Maria della Bruna SS.ma, the artist Michelangelo Pentasuglia and its valuable employees, all public entities that sponsor the Festa della Bruna and sponsors that the co-finance.

With the timeless wish: “A moggh, a moggh, all'onn ci van '” festadellabruna.it gives goodbye to the next edition.

“Long live the 2 July, Viva and Viva la Bruna Matera!”