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Sciacca Carnival – Sciacca (Agrigento)

February 10-11 and 17-18, 2024, one of the most famous Carnivals in Sicily

10 Feb 2024 - 18 Feb 2024 Sicily -Sciacca (Agrigento)  Carnival | Children

On February 10-11 and 17-18, 2024 Sciacca celebrates the rituals of Carnival.

The Sciacca Carnival is one of the most well-known Carnivals in Sicily often compared to the Carnival in Acireale with masques, music, dances, and traditional food.

The celebration celebrates as protagonist the King of Carnival Peppe Nappa, the local mask that opens and closes the event.
For the whole duration of Carnival, Peppe Nappa’s cart parades along the streets of the city.

The first celebrations were a popular event, in which masqued people were strolling in the street. Food was one of the protagonists, mainly sausages, “cannoli” and a lot of wine.
Subsequently, masquerades climbed on the first ox-drawn carts to go around the narrow streets of the city.
From the 1920’s also orchestras and actors who recited in local dialect became one of the Carinval’s attractions.

The allegorical carts are prepared by the associations of Sciacca which also give life to music, ballets, and parading making the whole city dance.

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Sciacca is a seaside town of 44,000 inhabitants in the province of Agrigento also famous for the production of ceramics.

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