The 3 most spectacular events to enjoy the Carnival 2017 in Sicily

  • Published: 23-01-2017
  • Category: Events

Carnival 2017 in Sicily

 

Spending a winter holiday in Sicily also means having the chance to dedicate some days only to fun, to colors and to airiness. Can you imagine anything more fun that Carnival? In 2017, the unmissable events are these three.

 

1. The Carnival of Acireale

According to many people, this is the most beautiful Carnival of the whole Sicily. The Carnival of Acireale – Edition 2017 – will take place on February 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 28. The most important moment will be on February 28, also called “Martedì Grasso” (Shrove Tuesday), when will take place the spectacular allegorical chariots parade.

 

2. The Carnival of Termini Imerese

Nannu (grandfather – “nonno” in italian), like in other Carnivals of Sicily, is the very central point of the Carnival of Termini Imerese: on the evening of Shrove Tuesday (Martedì Grasso) the big Nannu mask is burned at the stake, symbol of rebirth and hope for the new year. Then, will take place parades in mask, allegorical chariots parades, exhibitions, concerts in the square, live performances of the street artists.

(Dates and program will be announced later. For more information, to visit the official website of the event, Carnevaletermitano.com).

 

3. The Gran Carnival at Francavilla of Sicily

Francavilla of Sicily is a colourful town in the nature of Alcantara Valley. Here takes place one of the oldest Carnivals in the eastern Sicily and, probably, among the most transgressive of whole island: we are talking about the Gran Carnival at Francavilla of Sicily, an exciting event full of irony, colors, music and lots of fun.

(Dates and program will be announced later. For more information, to visit the official website of the event, Facebook.com/grancarnevalefrancavillese).

 

The events and dates to spend the Carnival 2017 in this beautiful island are many. Now you have only one thing to do: booking in time your ferry trip to Sicily.

 

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