28 January-13 February. The oldest Carnival in Europe.
Putignano Carnival, now in its 624th 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 7 allegorical themed wagons surrounded by groups of masked people.
The theme of the 2018 edition is “heroes“.
The parades start on Sunday, January 28, continues on February 3 and 11, and ends on February 13, 2018, the day of Mardi Gras.
Plenty of other events are scheduled for the entire Carnival period.
(photos: event’s official website)