Cocullo is a small village hidden in the middle of Abruzzo where every year at the beginning of May an ancient ritual takes place.
A ritual that creates an everlasting link between man and nature, between pagan and catholic beliefs. The serpari are people who, during the very first days of spring, start wandering in the countryside looking for snakes just woke up from the hibernation. On the first day of May the snakes are displayed over the statue of San Domenico and brought in a parade around the tiny streets of the village. A marching band follows the Saint and fireworks are shot.
Thousands of people come to Cocullo every year to see the parade, pray for the Saint and welcome the new season.