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Putignano Carnival

From February 4th to 17th, 2024 Four parades of the oldest Carnival in Europe

04 Feb 2024 - 17 Feb 2024 Puglia -Putignano (Bari)  Carnival | Children | Folklore-Traditions

From February 4th to 17th, 2024 it takes place the Putignano Carnival, the oldest Carnival in Europe.

The parades of the allegorical floats are scheduled in 4 days: on February 4th-11th-13th-17th, 2024.

The Putignano Carnival, at its 630th edition, every year chooses a main theme from which the wagons draw inspiration.
The theme of the 2023 edition was focused on fairy tales while in 2022 the theme was the “Traditional Rites”
At the end of the event, the best-themed wagon is awarded.

The openig of the parade is dedicated to Farinella traditional mask (see the picture), a clown wearing the city colours.
Farinella is also the name of a traditional food similar to a chickpea and barley flatbread.

The event includes workshops for kids, entertainment and live performances.
For the occasion, the Carnival Museum in Putignano opens extraordinarily and the days before and after the parades, it organizes guided tours of the papier-mâché giants workrooms to see the work of the craftsmen. Reservation is required

The Carnival Foundation is committed to environmental sustainability, for this reason, uses only recycled paper-mâché and plastic free eco-friendly materials.

Admission with fees to the masked parades
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(photo: event’s official website)

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