|Comune di Tresnuraghes|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Oristano (OR)|
|• Total||31.55 km2 (12.18 sq mi)|
|Elevation||257 m (843 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||40/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. George|
|Saint day||April 23|
Tresnuraghes is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) northwest of Cagliari and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Oristano. The name means three nuraghes in Sardinian.
The Feast of Saint Mark is a traditional Sardinian feste, the most important one, which is a time of excess consumption that helps solidify the social community. Local shepherd families in this predominantly pastoral community offer sheep and oversee cooking them in a gesture of thanks to Providence. Other families offer bread as thanksgiving or for favors desired. Hundreds of people, mostly from Tresnuraghes, but a large number of outsiders as well, eat and drink to satiation together.
See table below.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Counihan, Carole, The Anthropology of Food and Body, p. 39
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