Easter Monday-Sala Consilina – procession to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Castello
An ancient tradition of the procession which sees nearly half of the trail a stop in the place called Calvary to watch a fireworks display. After that, the procession continues to the Castle where it is celebratala SantaMessa. The feast in honor of Our Lady of Consolation is one of the oldest in the capital of Vallo di Diano. And the celebrations are held twice a year. In September, the faithful accompany the statue from the castle to the village of Valley, in the heart of the historic center, home to the traditional firing of the cock. Then the Virgin is accompanied in the church of the Santissima Annunziata. The “shot of the cock” which is part of the celebrations of September is a pagan ritual intended to promote the fruitfulness of the earth. The cult of the Virgin dates back some 400 years ago and was the only sign of life in the castle thanks mainly with the conduct of the congregation of Our Lady of Consolation that, over the years, has restored the building.