I know this is way ahead of time, but I'll probably forget about this later There's this tradition in Termoli, in the province of Campobasso, a yearly event actually, that is very interesting And if you guys ever find yourselves in Southern Italy you should go see it. It's called the yearly pirate attack, it's a summer event taking place on Ferragosto (a.k.a., August 15th). The burning of the castle, which is the main attraction of the event, is a pretty cool thing! Many people dress up as pirates every year and "raid the town", commemorating the old historical events (in the 16th century, pirates used to come and raid the towns, taking people hostage and transforming them into slaves. This happened a lot, until the people of Termoli ran away one year. The pirates found the city deserted and, enraged, set fire to the castle and the people's homes). Now, people of Termoli commemorate the events by setting the castle on fire (figuratively). Here are some pretty cool images of what the event looks like.