February 17 – March 5 The oldest Carnival in Europe.
Putignano Carnival, now in its 625th edition, is the oldest in Europe.
The Carnival has its own consolidated direction. Every year, at this event in the province of Bari, there are 4 parades with allegorical themed wagons surrounded by groups of masked people.
The parades start on Sunday, February 17, continues on February 24 and March 3, and ends on March 5, 2019, the day of Mardi Gras.
Plenty of other events are scheduled for the entire Carnival period.
(photos: event’s official website)