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St Barbara’s Tower

For several years now we have enjoyed observing the Feast of St Barbara with a chocolate tower and red and white lollies.  A custom from the Italian village of Zolli in the Avelino Province of Italy.  St Barbara was imprisoned in a tower and the lollies remind us of her purity and martyrdom.

This year Carpenter and Michelangelo took over the design and construction and erected a different style to previous years.

Our children eagerly anticipate this Feast each Advent. Then who could resist a chocolate piñata?:)

An opportunity to eat plenty of chocolate and lollies:) (Ah, yes, I fudged this year and bought only red lollies.)

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