Il trasloco

Why was it the custom in Bari to move on 10 August? The move, long ago, was done with carts pulled by porters and from morning until evening you had to leave the old house and fix the new one, because at midnight the shooting stars of San Lorenzo had to in a certain sense “bless” the new apartment . As soon as you entered the new house, rites were practiced: salt to be poured at the 4 corners and the first fish-based dinner, usually spaghetti with mussels. Then the water of the fish spread around the house.

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