The Sansepolcro Flag-Wavers drummers, trumpeters and flag-wavers from the Tuscan region of Italy, performed Friday at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie.

The group performs in honor of St. Joseph’s feast day, which was March 19.

The performance was held outside the front doors of the library.

The art of flag throwing dates to Italy’s medieval guilds. A guild’s banner or flag was considered a symbol of purity, and as such, it was not allowed to touch the ground.

The group performed in 2012 at the library for the dedication of the American Italian Research Library, an assemblage of Italian research resources.

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