Notte di Zucchero. “Sugar night” in Palermo
“Notte di Zucchero, the sugar night, was first an initiative that took place in the city, now it has become an initiative of the city. This is an initiative to remember not only the cultural, historical and artistic value of the celebration of the deceased but also the one related to the economic and commercial activities.
A celebration that symbolizes and strengthens the interplay between generations, the character of the family and constitutes, beyond death and thanks to death, a bond between those who are no longer and who is still there.
The gift given to children by the deceased is a way to continue the sense of familiarity, but also a way to let death be accepted as a moment of life. Sugar night recalls the pumice of sugar and martoran fruit and is a way to joyfully live with deep respect for our roots a holiday that is of our own. Palermo welcomes Halloween but does not forget the celebration-party of the dead. ”
This statement, which Mayor Leoluca Orlando said referring to the Palermo typical celabration, gives the full meaning and helps to understand the sense and the atmosphere you can live in the first day of November.