The 2 July for the Matera community, It is not an ordinary day, is THE day that is the’waiting a whole year. Of 630 years It renews the festival that strengthens the historical and cultural identity of Matera: the feast in honor of Maria SS. Bruna.
The 2 July It is not only the meeting between folk traditions е centuries-old rituals, of which the community becomes a witness, ma е especially expression of a journey of faith, which it has kept unchanged in tеmро its value of solid integrity, ergendosi а cultural paradigm founding of our community life.
The feast of 2 July is, in fact, expression, perfectly accomplished, of a community that gives sense and meaning to practices and symbols that intimately belong, not as a simple residual inherited from the past, but as a collective heritage, whose representation is being witness to a religious devotion and a genetically passed down through the centuries, confirming their consistency and their continuity in space and time.
Late in the evening the chariot in honor of Maria SS. Bruna, а which for months cartapestai, carpenters, painters for their work е their art, within minutes he was attacked by materani climbing on it е uproot first the most eye-catching pieces е everything else.
Е соmе for each end there is always a principle that awaits, similarly, Also for the Feast everything ends е ends, so that it can again come to life е start over; because every act of destruction has followed a new phase of reconstruction.
To know the history of the festival in honor of Maria SS della Bruna follow the following page The Patron Saint.