Cavalcata Sarda – Sardinian Cavalcade in Sassari
Sunday, May 21st, 2023. Great costume parade and performances on horseback
On Sunday, May 21st, 2023, it takes place the great celebration of the Sardinian Cavalcade in Sassari.
The Sardinian Cavalcade is a great celebration that culminates in a costume parade of groups – on foot or horseback – arriving from all over Sardinia wearing traditional clothes and jewelry.
The first ride dates back to 1711 and it was organized as a tribute to King Philip V of Spain.
In 1899 King Umberto and Queen Margherita Savoia came to Sassari for the inauguration of a monument dedicated to King Vittorio Emanuele II.
The celebration was extended in time and it is still now including the parade in the morning and performances of skill on horseback in the afternoon in the hippodrome.
At the night, traditional dances in Piazza Italia to the sound of Sardinian launeddas and accordions mark the end of the celebration in Piazza Italia.
Festivals and exhibitions of traditional songs are also scheduled in the days before.
Municipality of Sassari
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(photos from the event website)