The Sciacca Carnival

The Sciacca Carnival

20 - 26 Feb 2020 Contessa Entellina

Ancient tradition

The Sciacca Carnival is one of the most popular carnival events in Sicily

The tradition has its roots in a popular festival where costumes, choreography and floats make the atmosphere magical.

From the 1920s to the present day the event evolved to the point if being one of the most recognized in Sicily.

The floats are planned, designed and built in the months before the party, involving almost all the locals.

Friday night is reserved for the last montages: the wagons are placed in order of parade along the road of the first city route and are assembled on the spot, visible to those who wish to watch.

The parades open on Saturday and continue on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of the week before the beginning of Lent.

The Shrove Thursday is dedicated to the king of Carnival, Peppe Nappa, the Sicilian mask of the comedy of Art, represented allegorically on a chariot, which opens the party with the traditional handover of the keys of the city and ends with the burning of the puppet of the king.

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