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  1. the village
  2. villages feasts
  3. the villagŤ S' Feasts
  4. the Montain Produces
  5. the churchs
  6. The Priores

The village                                                      

In the heart of Barbagia stands Desulo, a typical mountain village. It is located in the province of Nuoro, it is a country of about 2,300 inhabitants, the name most likely means "Esule" to indicate a Group of Christians thrown out of Calmedia, today's Bosa. From Nuoro you reach Tascusi and Desulo. It is located 886 meters above sea level at the northwestern slopes of Gennargentu, the oldest past of its territory remains the nuraghe Ura is the sun, boasting the altitude of the known ones: 1330 meters the current town is of medieval origin And it is due to the following Asuai, Ovolaccio and Issiria nines separated to adapt to the nature of the territory along the road leading from the territories of Aritzo, Tonara and Fonni. It is known for its traditions but above all for the festivals that They run year after year. In the resort Tascusi there are springs where you can drink and take fresh water. Some say that in the fountain of Tascus appears Our Lady and the water of the fountain is miraculous. For the processions of the Palms, Easter, Corpus Domini, San Sebastian, Saint Basil, Our Lady of Carmine, the priests wear the costume of Desulo, It is supported by the most beautiful of all Sardinia, for its beautiful colors red, yellow and blue. One of the attractions is to admire two squares called: "Garage" square, in the Ovolaccio ward, where the "Statue of the Fallen in War" is located so long to remember the homeland of the fallen desolates in the war and Piazza "Padre Pio" , In the district of Asuai, where is the statue of the saint devolved by a desulphous family. Each year, from the church of S. Sebastiano of the Asuai district, the procession is made up to where the statue of the Holy Father Pio resides. Dezulus belonged to the Arborea judge and was part of the curator of the Mandrolisai and ended defeat of the Arborea Under the Aragonese, but he got, like all the Mandrolisai, ruled by a native lord of the district and chosen for election. According to tradition, the colors of the Desulo costume are an explicit reference to the three barbarian regions (Ollollai, Belvi and Seulo ), Symbolized in the red, blue and yellow colors that make up the elegant female costume. The occasions to admire the beauty of these costumes rich in precious embroidery, are the processions of the Sundays of Palms, Easter and Sundays of Corpus Christi. The traditional dress consists of several elements: Su Cucuddu (headgear) of finely embroidered red cloth, Su Mucadore (the embroidered handkerchief with roses), Is palettas (embroidered silk bust), On a scarf with a simple embroidery), sa camisedda (the red orbaceous skirt) Su Saucciu (the red embroidered apron apron with blue ribbon ribbons. There are numerous plant essences of particular interest: secular rates, Giant tusks, hollyhocks and a spread of chestnuts. In the spring season you can admire the gentian and peony colors called the rose of the Gennargentu.
 
  Villages feasts  
 

IDuring the Easter processions, Sant 'Antonio Abate, San Sebastiano, San Basilio, Madonna del Carmine etc. the statues come from young people wearing the traditional Desulo costume, distinguished by its bright red, yellow and blue colors and is worn From the priorities always on these occasions and also for Corpus Domini. Sant'Antonio Abate is celebrated in the Rion of Issiria in June, and on January 16th and 17th there is also a great FalÚ in his honor and the Holy Mass is celebrated. San Sebastiano on the first Sunday of July and on January 19th and 20th is the Holy Mass and Vespers, St. Basil on September 9th. The feast of the Madonna del Carmelo takes place on August 4th, leaving the church of the Ward of Ovolaccio in the procession to the Parish, where the Madonna is loaded on an off-road and brought to Tascusi at 1200 meters of altitude where the Mass is celebrated Open, and on August 5th the mass is celebrated again. On the 31st of May, he leaves the Parish and goes on foot procession until Tascusi. That of the Madonna del Carmelo is a procession that takes place on July 16 for the streets of the Ovolaccio Ward. On May 21, a fable is made in honor of Santa Rita Starting from the Church of San Sebastiano for Ovolaccio until arriving in the Parish, the next day the procession is made in the ward of Ovolaccio.
 

 
 

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The montain produces
 

 
 

It is a festival that takes place from 31 October to 2 November each year. On November 1, 1991, the day when Desulo's population participated in this initiative. It is a moment of fun and entertainment for all people. The event is considered a very important stage in the annual fairs calendar and is also the most significant showcase for exhibiting and enhancing mountain products. They develop the aspects of mountain life, the landscape with autumn features, exposed and sold mountain products such as chestnuts, nuts, hazelnuts, and then hams, sausages and even tasty mushrooms, typical desulphous bread called bread " Cicci ", cheeses and cakes. All products are increasingly demanded by the new markets. Desulus chestnuts, famous throughout Sardinia, are good roast or boiled and chestnut honey is among the most sought after. The Montanaru Award is one of the most important events of our Island. The exhibitions are held during The event is: the mycological exhibition, the exhibition of herbs and plants of the Gennargentu, the exhibition of painting and sculpture, the photographic exhibition on the fauna and flora of the territory.

 
 

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  The churchs  
  In Desulo there are 5 churches in San Sebastiano, Carmelo, the Parish of Sant'Antonio Abate and the old one next to the Parish, the church of Santa Croce and the countryside of Tascusi. San Sebastiano is located in the Asuai Ward of Carmel in the Ward of Ovolaccio and that of Sant 'Antonio Abate in the Rione of Issiria and that of Santa Croce always in the same Ward. In antiquity, the Weddings were celebrated in the old church of Sant 'Antonio Abate, now closed to worship because of the need for a good restoration. The statues of the Madonna and of the risen Jesus are kept in the parish. In the church of Issiria, in the church besides the Madonna del Carmine also called (Su Cramu) there is also St. Basil and Santa Rita  
 

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  The Priores  
  There is an ancient religious institution that is handed down from the past and shows the popular worship of our parish: the Priestess Companions. These play a very important role in different happy or sad moments of life, they are mainly concerned with organizing religious festivals, caring for the decoration of churches, assisting the sick and needy, reciting prayers for the dying and accompanying of the deceased. The Priestesss participate in processions or funerals, they wear the traditional desert dress during all the religious processions, and carry handles of stencils and candles. Their presence gives them a sense of solemnity and faithful participation in faith. The Compagnie are nine: there are those of St. Anthony Abate, of the Sacred Heart, of St. Joseph, of the Holy Cross, and of the Madonna of the Rosary; To Ovolaccio that of the Madonna del Carmine, of San Basilio and Santa Rita; To Asuai that of San Sebastiano and of the Madonna del Rimedio. Each Company consists of seven people: Sa Priorissa "manna" (that is, Priest major, which carries the function of the company's "head"), Deputy Priest, the novice master (a person who has already held the post in the past And who cares to teach who is in charge for the first time), two workers (the people who are particularly concerned with the care and cleanliness of the church) and two nurses (two people carrying out the main task of visiting and attending the Sunny, sick or needy people). The Priest Prize lasts one year, they are chosen among the willing, willing and available women who reside in Desulo. The membership of one or the other company is determined by the ward in which they live. Prioress settlements carry significant religious celebrations, one for each company, during which the priest calls by name the seven Priestesses, who They are in front of the presbytery, after which the priest sends a candle to each one and recites a prayer of blessing.