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The Resiano Carnival – San Giorgio di Resia

February 18 to 22, 2023. Feast, procession and funeral of the Babaz, the symbol of Carnival ending.

The Resiano Carnival in the province of Udine.Until Ash Wednesday
18 Feb 2023 - 22 Feb 2023 Friuli-Venezia Giulia -San Giorgio di Resia (Udine)  Carnival | Children | Folklore-Traditions

From February 18th to 22nd, 2023  Feast, procession and funeral of the Babaz, the symbol of feasts’ ending.

The Resiano Carnival  is celebrated fin San Giorgio di Resia, a small village in the province of Udine and it is one of the most famous events in Val Resia. The local people wear 2 different traditional masks: the “Lipe bile Maškire“, the beautiful and precious masks or the “Babaci o Kukaci” the ugly ones, with old and worn-out clothes.

One peculiarity of this Carnival is the fact that it ends one day after the other carnivals, that is the day of “Ash Wednesday“, when in the afternoon there are the procession and the funeral of the “Babaz”, a puppet that represents the excesses of the carnival’s celebration.

The procession ends at the square where the Babaz is burned and its death symbolizes the beginning of abstinence and fast period of the Lent.

cover photo: Ulderica da Pozzo   

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