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Carnival in Aliano

In Matera province, masks parade “cornute”, goofy figures with big hats

Carnival in Aliano
12 Feb 2023 - 21 Feb 2023 Basilicata -Aliano (Matera)  Carnival | Children | Folklore-Traditions

On February Sundays 12th and 19 and on Mardi Gras (February 21st, 2023) Aliano, a small town of Basilicata classified among the “Authentic villages of Italy”, celebrates iit Carnival.

Carnevale di Aliano
Cupa Cupa, a musical instrument

The typical masks of the Carnival are the so-called “cornute” Masks, goofy figures that evocate demonic creatures with colorful big hats, who walk in the village streets along the sound of accordions and cupa cupa, and so arising an improvised comedy called “Fras”,

During Aliano’s Carnival also masks of the neighbouring villages participate at the parades

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As any traditional feast, this is a great opportunity to taste some typical local food >>>

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