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Cambas de Linna – Guspini

On February 8th, 13th, 17th, 2024 the Carnival where men dress as wading birds

Cambas de Linna - Carnival in Sardinia
08 Feb 2024 - 17 Feb 2024 Sardinia -Guspini (Villacidro-Sanluri)  Carnival | Children | Folklore-Traditions

On February 8th, 13th and 17th, 2024 is taking place Cambas de Linna, the traditional Carnival of Guspini, a small village in the province of Medio Campidano, in Southern Sardinia.

Cambas de Linna offers 3 days of celebration:
Thursday is the day of the “Kids’ Carnival”.
– on Mardi Gras, allegorical wagons participate in the parade called “Is Cambas de Linna”.
the next Saturday“Carnevalinas” occurs: this is a hangout of allegorical wagons from the municipalities near Mount Linas and other municipalities of Sardinia, not only of Medio Campidano.

The name Cambas de Linna means wooden legs which represented the wading birds. So this is how are the main characters of the carnival are called, who wander in the streets asking for “frittelle” (some kind of pancake) and wine. They wear old clothes and a particular wooden mask called “Sa Garotta”. This mask is divided into two parts: one half represents the good part and the other one the bad part. Today the mask is replaced with makeup that consists of painting the face with charcoal.

The Knights used to wear the traditional clothes and the mask Sa Grotta, while walking a path around 1 km. They used to leave from an area called “Su Legau” (in the South of the village) and arrive at the main square.

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