music and dancing has always been something deep inside of each linosano’s
heart. Even the first people who got to the island in order to live there,
had any musical instruments which were also used to organize parties at
night. They would gather in
places called “pizzulumi” which was the space all around the houses.
the most known party in which everybody has always been involved is the
marriage. Preparations for the marriage start many months before. The party
begins on Saturday when all the people from Linosa take part to the dancing.
The meaning of this saturday night is probably a goodbye for both the bride
and the future husband. On Sunday morning at 10:30 the newly married couple
are accompanied by the local dance band and all the linosanos in procession
to towards the church where the religious ceremony take place. At the end of
the ceremony the newly married couple are accompanied to a place where they
will thank all the invited giving them sweets, drink and soft drink. Members
of the family and close friends will stay there to have a wedding party
lunch together with the newly married couple. In the evening all linosanos
start to have fun again dancing together all night long. At the end of the
party, the bride and the future husband are taken to their new home where
they will thank again the invited giving them sweets and drinks.
many customs are gone lost and
people instead of gathering together and have fun telling stories as
in the old days, they prefer to watch TV, being on internet to chat with
friends or go to a pub or a café.
in spite of loosing many local customs we still have the group folklorico "Folklore
del Mare" of Linosa. It is a folk group who through their
performances spread away something of religious, something of superstitious
and of magic too.