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Carnival in Fano

18 February-1 March 2022, the biggest Carnival in the Marche region

Carnival in Fano
18 Feb 2022 - 01 Mar 2022 Marche -Fano (Pesaro Urbino)  Carnival | Children | Folklore-Traditions | Food-Wine

The Gras week returns for the Carnival in Fano from 18th February to 1st March 2022.
In 2022 the allegorical wagons will not parade.

The Carnival in Fano is one of the oldest carnivals in Italy. The event is inspired by the big celebration of the reconciliation of two families in Fano: the “Dal Cassero” and the “Da Carignano”. From the Municipality’s archive it was possible to determine the initial celebrations, which date back in 1347 while the first committee who managed and organized the Carnival arose in 1872.

Carnival in FanoTraditionally, in the Carnival in Fano there are allegorical wagons, masks and customs and the event ends with fireworks.
This year the parades usually are taking place on the sundays of February.

And, like many carnivals, there are also characters or particular rituals that are only celebrated in Fano:

– the Getto which consists of throwing sweets from the allegorical wagons, from here the saying “Beautiful to watch and sweet to taste”;

– the Musica Arabita, a music band that plays with instruments and other objects;

– the Luminaria the lighting of the wagons in the late afternoon;

– the Pupo (or Vùlon in dialect) which opens the parade.

Carnival in Fano

The wagons’ path pass 3 times through viale Gramsci: in the first passage the allegorical wagons present themselves; the second time there’s the Getto when tons of sweets are threw from the wagons; the last turn is about the “luminaria” in the late afternoon where lighting tricks illuminate the wagons.

The carnival in Fano attracts around 100.000 visitors, and it’s the biggest carnival celebration in the Marche region. It’s part of the popular culture and heritage of the city of Fano.

We recommend to always check on the website or on the facebook page for any changes of dates or program.

Photos: from the event’s official website

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