The region is famous for its processions. During the Feast of San Domenico, the saint’s statue, covered with snakes captured in the mountains, is carried along the streets of Cocullo. In Fara Filiorum Petri, huge bonfires are lit for Sant’Antonio Abbate. In Sulmona, whoever manages to tear off the "Running Madonna"'s cloack, will be lucky. The "Corteo della Perdonanza" (Pardoning procession) to Aquila’s Basilica di Collemaggio celebrates the plenary indulgence granted by Pope Celestine V.