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Carnival in Castelvetere sul Calore

February 19-21-25-26, 2023. Traditional masques and wagons in the province of Avellino

Carnevale Castelvetere 2023
19 Feb 2023 - 26 Feb 2023 Campania -Castelvetere sul Calore (Avellino)  Carnival | Children

The Carnival in Castelvetere sul Calore (Avellino area) takes place on February 19-21-25-26, 2023

The Carnival in Castelvetere sul Calore is a traditional celebration that dates back in 1683 ending with the funeral of the dead Carnival,

Originally it represented the rivalry between  the Castle and the Valley , which after the Second World War took the name of “Piazza” and “via Roma”.
The “Piazza” symbolizes the historic center of the town where families of Castelvetere lived for generations, while “Via Roma” is the name of the street that connects the different artisans areas, occupied by the families who migrated from the neighbouring villages.
During the Carnival, the two factions used to mock each other with wagons that represented in a funny way the most important characters of the opposing group.

In the 70’s the two factions united to create a unique Carnival group and the theme of the wagons focused on the satire and on the representation of the main Italian topics.

The parade is composed by extraordinary papier-mâché of different themes. To enliven the parade of the floats there are folk music groups and masked groups dancing the typical tarantella of the country.

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Photos: poster of the event


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