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    Arba Sicula
    Find out how you can join this non profit international organization that promotes the language and culture of Sicily.

    Il Carretto Siciliano
    This is a nice in depth look at the history, construction and painting of the Sicilian carts.

    Ceramic Art
    An introduction to the history of Sicilian ceramics and how to go about selecting it.

    Favole e Leggende
    Read the myths, legends and stories of Sicily. They include La Leggenda del Vascelluzzu, Scilla e Cariddi and more.

    Personaggi illustri
    This includes a brief biography of famous Sicilians throughout history.

    I Riti Della Pasqua in Sicilia
    A nice guide to the rituals that take place during Easter. Stories include La Festa dei Giudei and I dolci della Pasqua.

    A Sicilian Wedding Tradition Our Paesani - Italiansrus.com
    The Cunzata del Letto is a Sicilian wedding tradition in which the bride and groom each choose a young girl to prepare the matrimonial bed, where they will spend their first night as a married couple. The catch is that the girls must be virgins, so they are usually fairly young, around 12 or 13, in this day and age.

    Storia e Leggende di Sicilia
    This has over 50 stories and legends of Sicily. Each listing tells you where and when the story took place.

    Superstitions Italiansrus.com
    This article tells us about some of the superstitions Sicilians take part in.

    Teatro dei Pupi Siciliani
    This traditional form of epic popular theater was developed in Sicily in the early 19th century. The puppets are large, heavy and covered in knights armor.

    Traditional Clothes
    These nine photos, one for each region, shows the traditional costumes worn by the people.

    The Trinacria - History and Mythology
    This is the symbol of Sicily. It consists of three legs with the head of a woman in the center.

    Folk Songs

    Canzoni
    You will find the lyrics to over 20 Sicilian songs. Titles include A la funtana, Cantu di caccia, Sicilia bedda and `A nannulidda (Ciuri ciuri).

    Folk Music
    This has 8 songs you can listen to on your computer. Songs include Ciuri Ciuri and 'A Luna Ammenzu 'U Mari.

    Songs from Sicily Italiansrus.com
    These folk songs from the Sicily region include: Canto de' Contadini Etnei, Canto del Carcerato and Serenata.

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    Proverbi
    Browse through 11 pages of proverbs that are written in Sicilian dialect as well as Italian.

    Sicilian Proverbs
    This has a nice list of proverbs, which are in Sicilian dialect and translated into English.

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