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A selection of Mortale Festas caught on film over the years

Festas on Film

For many years, there have always been two annual festas with a procession in Mortale.  The first and most important is dedicated to Mortale's patron saint, S. Antonio di Padova, and always takes place on 13th June.  The second is dedicated to the Madonna del Carmine and has more recently taken place on the evening of the second Saturday in October.

The earlier films here were taken by Ettore Forte (Swanage) and digitised by Tony Langdown.  They are mostly unedited and capture the highlights of these important celebrations, which have been part of the fabric of Mortalese history for nearly two centuries now.

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Tuesday 13th June 1995 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa della Madonna del Carmine on Saturday 13th October 2012 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Saturday 13th June 1959 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Saturday 13th June 1992 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Sunday 13th June 1993 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Monday 13th June 1994 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Monday 13th June1988 in Mortale.  This was Don Franco's first mass as a recently ordained priest...

Highlights of the Festa della Madonna del Carmine on Saturday 8th October 2016 in Mortale...

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Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Thursday 13th June 2013 in Mortale including the ceremony to rename the church square, Piazza Charles Forte...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Sunday 13th June 2010 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Saturday 13th June 2009 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Monday 13th June 2011 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Thursday 13th June 1991 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa della Madonna del Carmine on Saturday 11th October 2014 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Wednesday 13th June 2012 in Mortale...

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Highlights of the Festa della Madonna del Carmine on Saturday 12th October 2013 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Friday 13th June 2014 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Monday 13th June 2016 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Wednesday 13th June 1990 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio Abate on Sunday 17th January 1993 in Mortale...

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Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio Abate on Thursday 17th January 1991 in Mortale...

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Highlights of the Festa della Madonna del Carmine on Sunday 8th October 1989 in Mortale.  Spot the unique team carrying the statue...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Tuesday 13th June 1989 in Mortale...

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Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio Abate on Friday 17th January 1992 in Mortale...

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Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio Abate on Wednesday 17th January 1990 in Mortale...

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Highlights of the Festa della Madonna del Carmine in 1988 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio Abate on Sunday 17th January 1988 in Mortale...

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Highlights of the Festa di S. Antonio on Saturday 13th June 2015 in Mortale...

Highlights of the Festa della Madonna del Carmine on Saturday 10th October 2015 in Mortale...

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July 2016

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