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Race of Chariots

5/17/2012

Opening of the cellars of the districts, religious and cultural events, traditional cuisine, games and fireworks.

On the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, to Splinter, takes place the chariot race. The festival is a time trial between the two districts of the country: the village and the Square. The District represents the periphery of the village, while the District's Square is the center of Chipping. To distinguish the two groups were chosen emblems, symbols and colors. The chariots, one for each Ward, are pulled by four men, along the way, are replaced by others until you reach the finish line. On the morning of the Feast, "the Tamburine" travel the country and neighboring areas. After a breakfast of "charioteers", those who drive the chariot, the Mass is celebrated. In the afternoon, the race takes place, waiting with trepidation and
the way everyone participates with enthusiasm. Vince who finish first and the charioteer receives a reward a small brass chariot. In both districts is celebrated late into the night. In August there is also a special edition of the race for children.