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Historical Carnival in Bibbiena (Arezzo)

February 10-11-13, 2024. The kidnapping of Mea. Flag wavers, parades, musicians…

Carnevale di Bibbiena - Toscana
10 Feb 2024 - 13 Feb 2024 Tuscany -Bibbiena (Arezzo)  Carnival | Children | Folklore-Traditions

On February Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th and Tuesday 13th, 2024 is taking place in Tuscany the Historical Carnival in the small city of Bibbiena, in the area of Arezzo (Tuscany)

The Historical Carnival of Bibbiena is celebrated since 1350 and commemorates the legend of the beautiful young washerwoman Mea who was contended to her fiancé by the son of Bibbiena’s Governor. the young Conte Tarlati.

In the end, the Count returned Mea to the betrothed and all Bibbiena people went out in the streets celebrating Mea and her fiancé burning a tree so-called the “Pome of Peaceto represent the end of the hostility and the return of the city’s order.

For this reason, the Historical Carnival of Bibbiena is also known as the “Celebration of the beautiful Mea” and the city is animated like Medieval celebrations when there were animal and fruit markets, open air taverns, games and shows in the main square.

The first day of the event all taverns are opening and offer clients old recipes.

Sunday is the day of the kidnapping of Mea, traditional parades and exhibitions of flag wavers.

On Mardi Gras, Mea is returned to her fiancé and finally the juniper tree called Pome of Peace or Bello Pomo” is burnt, to remember the reconciliation between the family of Conte Tarlati and the citizens of Bibbiena and as a good luck for the harvest of the year.

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