Village Lit by Lanterns for Easter

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Streets of Mendrisio are decorated in candle-lit canvas murals for an Easter Processional.<br />
In 1657, the town of Mendrisio started this "Processioni Storiche Giovedi Venerdi Santo Mendrisio" and they have been continuing the tradition for 207 years.  200 townspeople participate in the drama.
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Streets of Mendrisio are decorated in candle-lit canvas murals for an Easter Processional.
In 1657, the town of Mendrisio started this "Processioni Storiche Giovedi Venerdi Santo Mendrisio" and they have been continuing the tradition for 207 years. 200 townspeople participate in the drama.
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