Feasts

From 1st to 10th May – Saint Francis Feast in the sanctuary of Lula, one of the oldest feasts of Sardinia.

15th August – Assumption in Orgosolo with a traditional costume parade and horse races.

Last Sunday of August before the 29th – Su Redentore Feast in Nuoro, one of the most important in Sardinia, with a fascinating parade of traditional costumes coming from all over the island, and the biggest Sardinia Folklore Festival, with traditional dances and songs.

September and October – Meeting called “Autumn in Barbagia”: every community of Barbagia shows its local handmade products, gastronomic traditions, monuments, archaeological sites.

Sagra di San Mauro
Where: Sorgono, Nuoro (Sardegna)
From Thursday, June 02, 2011 to Sunday, June 05, 2011

Festival Regionale dei Tenores
Where: Fonni, Nuoro (Sardegna)
From Wednesday, July 13, 2011 to Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Giornata delle tradizioni barbaricine
Where: Mamoiada, Nuoro (Sardegna)
From Sunday, July 24, 2011 to Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bestiris e Prendas
Where: Nuoro, Nuoro (Sardegna)
From Sunday, August 28, 2011 to Sunday, August 28, 2011

Festa di Nostra Signora del Miracolo
Where: Bitti, Nuoro (Sardegna)
From Wednesday, September 21, 2011 to Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tappas In mamujada
Where: Mamoiada, Nuoro (Sardegna)
From Friday, November 04, 2011 to Sunday, November 06, 2011

There are numerous processions (more than a thousand) and ancient traditions. For those who want to know the identity of the Sardinian people, his attachment to the traditions and the desire to preserve and revive its own history and culture, attend these manifestations is definitely a fascinating experience. Among the most important are those related to the Carnival as Carnival of Mamoiada, in January, with the “Mamuthones” . The evening lights of the piles of wood and dance around in honor of the God of fire. An ancient festival that occurs annually in Oristano, on the last Sunday of Carnival and Mardi Gras is the Sartiglia. Giostra equestre origin Palace during which able-bodied Knights disguised attempt to skewer an Silver Star hanging from a Ribbon. By number of stars will be strung auspices for the harvest of the new year. After the conclusion of the tournament you can attend to other Equestrian Games of great skill called throwers. Holy week in Sardinia some manifestations of interest like those of Rome and Alghero. On Monday in Rome celebrates the feast of Tradition which consists in a torch-lit procession, up to the Abbey of St. Maria Tergu, men dressed in white robes chanting ancient sacred choirs. Holy Friday, Alghero, a long procession of worshippers with torches in hand firmly behind the crucifix to the Catalan Centre until the Church where he recalls the rite of the deposition from the cross. From 1657 every year 1° may Cagliari celebrates its Patron Saint, S. Efisio, with a lavish procession sees the statue of the Saint, raised on a cattle wagon, leave the neighborhood of Stampace citizen to reach the village of husks 30 Miles away and return to the city 4 in may, followed by many faithful, some of which follow the Discalced procession. This celebration originated from a vow made by the two to their Patron Saint for having saved the city from a terrible plague. The penultimate Sunday in may in Sassari a folkloristic source civil: the Cavalcata Sarda. It is a parade of Knights and costumed groups from all over Sardinia. You can admire the performances of equestrian skills, Sardinian typical dances and choruses of the island late into the night. The 6 and the 7 July at Sedilo, in honor of S. Constantine Emperor runs, around the sanctuary, a reckless race horse: wacune. To keep faith with a vow to Take several centuries ago, during an epidemic of plague, the 14 August of each year to Sassari parade nine wooden chandeliers weighing several tons representing guilds (gremi). The sound of the pifferi e tamburi clever carriers begin the descent (faradda) from the upper part of the city until the Church of S. Maria di Betlem. For a couple of hours dancing while holding heavy chandeliers incited the crowd follows them. The 29 August Enna is the sagra del Redentore Festival whose origin dates to the early ‘900 When it was placed on the Summit of Mount Ortobene’s statue of Christ the Redeemer. The procession starts from Nuoro and costumed groups from all over Sardinia. On the first Saturday of September Cabras is the headquarters of Racing degli Scalzi. The protagonists are a group of young people who, dressed in a white habit, running barefoot carrying a statue of S. Salvatore to the shrine of the homonymous village. The second week of September to Bosa it honors our Lady di Regnos Altos with a procession in the alleys of the historical centre, where the faithful amid altars adorned with flowers and banners in honor of our Lady. On Saturday night around the country party until dawn, rituals culminating in music and tasting of typical products.

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