Sardinia – Events
Sardinia is a very old land celebrating every year many traditional festivals.
Some of them, very famous, are related to the Carnival.
Mamuthones are, together with Issohadores, tragic masks typical of the Mamoiada Carnival, one of the oldest traditional events of Sardinia.
Carnival in Bosa is much more playful, with men dressed up as women.
Oristano Sartiglia is a medieval horse carousel (Spanish origin) held during Carnival and Cambas de Linna is the traditional Carnival of Guspini, a small village in Southern Sardinia.
Another famous horse event is the Sardinian Cavalcade taking place in Sassari since 1711. This secular feast begun as a tribute to King Philip V of Spain.
The Descent of the Candlesticks in Sassari, held in honor of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, has been celebrated for more than seven hundred years and since 2013 it has been included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Corsa degli Scalzi (the barefoot race) in Cabras dates back to 1619 and takes place every first Sunday of September.
The Feast of Saint Antioco on the island of Sant’Antioco, is one of the oldest religious feasti in Sardinia.
Not to be missed the “vela latina” sailing boats regattas in San Pietro, Alghero, and the most famous one in Stintino.
In Sardinia there are many famous festivals such as Time in Jazz created by jazz musician Paolo Fresu in Berchidda in August, Isole che parlano (Talking Islands) Festival in Palau in September, the ScienceFestival in Cagliari in November.
Sardinia is also home to the Garibaldi Museums, two museums dedicated to the great protagonist of the Italian Risorgimento Giuseppe Garibaldi.
Welcome to the region of Costa Smeralda, La Maddalena archipelago, the Mines of Sulcis, the Spanish Alghero where you can find genuine and traditional dishes as “porceddu” (piglet), myrtle liqueur, and much more …