Beliefs and traditions Base of the Corsican culture, the island traditions reflect both old times and modern societies. Through traditional songs, rural customs, pastoral habits, deeply rooted superstitions or arts and crafts, (re)discover the Corsican identity.

Culture

Beliefs and traditions

‘Get away from here before you’re completely bewitched and enslaved…’ was told Dorothy Carrington, the famous British anthropologist and travel writer when she arrived in Corsica in the mid-50s....

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Processions

Beliefs and traditions

Fascinating religious ceremonies, halfway between Christianity and paganism, the processions take place regularly throughout the island: Re-enactment of the Passion in Sartè, procession of the Five Orders in Bunifaziu,...

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The Evil eye

Beliefs and traditions

On this predominantly Christian island, the mark of paganism is observable on a daily basis with some mystical and superstitious practices; some of them such as the malign power of the Ochju (Evil Eye) date back to...

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Transhumance

Beliefs and traditions

The transhumance footpaths have been used for more than 1,000 years by shepherds leading their animals to summer pastures. They organized the rural life in villages all the way up or down the Corsican valleys. Even if...

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Crafts

Beliefs and traditions

Knife-makers uphold their remarkable reputation. Alongside, many craftsmen and craftswomen excel at their art: ceramists, potters, stringed-instrument makers, glassmakers. They are all very talented and they design and...

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