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Jesus Floats

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Every Easter these Jesus Floats are brought out into the street, people come from all around to Trapani for this celebration.  The life size figures from the 18th century depict the life of Jesus, particularly the death and resurrection.  The statues were created by the different guilds; the Miller and Baker’s guild, the Pasta makers guild, the bricklayers and stone masons and others  The floats are stored and on display year round in the Chiesa del Purgatorio, a church just off the main street in Trapani.