Carnevale di Satriano di Lucania

Carnevale di Satriano di Lucania

Carnevale di Satriano, Basilicata, Italy

Carnevale di Satriano

Ein Grün-verwandeltes Fest der Natur und Tradition”

Der Carnevale di Satriano: Entdecken Sie die Magie des Carnevale di Satriano, wo Tradition, Ökologie und Kreativität aufeinandertreffen.

Der Carnevale di Satriano in der malerischen Stadt Satriano di Lucania hat sich im Laufe der Jahre zu einem einzigartigen Fest entwickelt. Es verbindet Tradition und Umweltschutz. Bereits zum zwölften Mal in Folge organisiert der Verein Al Parco diese einzigartige Veranstaltung, bei der die Natur im Mittelpunkt steht. Merken Sie sich schon einmal den 10. und 11. Februar 2024 vor, wenn Satriano di Lucania dank der friedlichen Invasion zahlreicher Rumita, eine für jeden Ort der Basilikata, in ein grünes Paradies verwandelt wird.

Die Tradition der Rumita: eine Verbindung von Tradition und Umweltschutz

Der Rumita, auch Eremit genannt, ist eine faszinierende maskierte Gestalt, die wie ein wandernder Baum aussieht. Traditionell zieht er am Sonntag vor Karneval durch die Straßen des Dorfes und klopft mit einem fruscio, einem Stock mit einem Stechpalmenzweig an der Spitze, an die Türen der Häuser. Dieses Klopfen symbolisiert seinen Besuch. Diejenigen, die von der Rumita besucht werden, respektieren ihr Schweigen und überreichen ihr ein kleines Geschenk (früher Lebensmittel, heute eine symbolische Geste) als Gegenleistung für ihre Glückwünsche. Im Laufe der Jahrzehnte haben die verschiedenen Generationen unterschiedliche Bedeutungen für diese geheimnisvolle Gestalt entwickelt. Die jungen Einwohner von Satriano di Lucania wollen die Rumita jedoch als universellen Umweltbotschafter einsetzen. Sie wollen die Werte umkehren und eine revolutionäre ökologische Botschaft aussenden: eine Rückkehr zu einer ursprünglichen Beziehung mit der Erde, um die Menschen und die zukünftigen Generationen zu respektieren.

Der Zugang zum Karneval 2024 in Satriano di Lucania wird aus ökologischen, organisatorischen und Integritätsgründen beschränkt sein. Um Ihren Platz zu sichern, ist es notwendig, Ihren Parkplatz im Voraus zu reservieren.

Programm des traditionellen Karnevals von Satriano

10. Februar 2024: Vormittag: Inszenierung der Hochzeitsfeierlichkeiten und Mittagessen der Zita. Nachmittags: Hof der Zita, Umzug mit typischen Masken wie dem Bären, den Quaresime, ‘A Zita und umweltfreundlichen, nicht motorisierten allegorischen Wagen.
11. Februar 2024: Vormittag: Traditionelle, spontane Rumita-Aufführungen. Nachmittags: Foresta che cammina. Werden Sie Teil dieser sich erneuernden Tradition, verwandeln Sie sich in eine Rumita, einen Baummenschen, und werden Sie zum Sprachrohr der ökologischen Botschaft. Nehmen Sie am Wanderwald teil und werden Sie einer der 131 Bäume, die die Straßen des Dorfes in ein grünes Paradies verwandeln. Um die Kosten für die Herstellung der Kostüme zu decken, wird eine Teilnahmegebühr erhoben. Reservierungen sind noch möglich. Wenn Sie direkt am Sonntag kommen, erkundigen Sie sich an den Informationspunkten, ob noch Kostüme verfügbar sind.

Kleidungsempfehlung für den Carnevale di Satriano

Dunkle, einfarbige Kleidung, um sich mit den Efeublättern zu tarnen. Schwarze, grüne oder dunkelbraune Kleidung ist gut geeignet. Am auffälligsten sind Ärmel und Hosen, aber auch Handschuhe, Schals und Hüte (sehr empfohlen). Hemden und Hosen sollten einfarbig sein, gemusterte Hosen mit weißen Streifen sind nicht erlaubt. Warme Kleidung ist natürlich ratsam, da es kalt werden kann.

Eine umweltfreundliche Veranstaltung

Zum zwölften Mal in Folge wird der Carnevale di Satriano zu einer grünen Veranstaltung. Einwegbecher werden boykottiert, Werbematerial wird auf FSC-zertifiziertem Papier gedruckt und die Mülltrennung wird genau überwacht. Bars und Restaurants, die während der Karnevalstage am Umzug teilnehmen, stellen biologisch abbaubare Becher zur Verfügung. Es werden saisonale Produkte aus der Region und lokale Produkte verwendet. In Zusammenarbeit mit den örtlichen Schulen werden Bäume gepflanzt, um die CO2-Emissionen auszugleichen.

Der Carnevale di Satriano wurde als Good Practice in das Nachhaltigkeitsmodell der Europäischen Kulturhauptstadt 2017 Aarhus aufgenommen. Im Mai und Juni 2017 reiste die Rumita von Satriano mit einem Elektrofahrrad durch Europa, um Matera 2019 beim Nachhaltigkeitsfestival in Samso, Dänemark, zu vertreten.

Carnevale di Satriano, Basilicata, Italy

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Sa Sartiglia

Sa Sartiglia

Sa Sartiglia, Oristano, Sardinia, Italy

Sa Sartiglia

A tradition of happiness, adrenaline and elegance

Sa Sartiglia is a festive and impressive equestrian event whose origins go far back in time. It is believed that the Crusaders brought this event to the West between 1118 and 1200. The Sartiglia could therefore be of Saracen origin and has evolved over time into a horse race in which riders attempt to pierce a ring hovering at the height of a rider with a lance or sword.

The history of Sa Sartiglia

The presence of the Sartiglia in Oristano dates back to the mid-13th century, when the links between the Aragonese courts and Arborea led to the training of judges and heirs of the Crown in Aragon. From there the race reached Sardinia. Thus, the Sartiglia became the symbol of the magistrate and knight tradition of Oristano.

The Knight of Sartiglia must pierce a star made of metal with his lance or sword. This type of competition was widespread in Spain, where the locals competed against the Moorish knights. The name “Sartiglia” derives from the Catalan “Sortilla”, which in turn comes from the Latin “sorticula” and means both “ring” and “luck”. It is also a diminutive of “sors” (luck). The supreme leader of the race, Su Componidori, derives his name from “componedor”, the leader of the Spanish wrestlers.

Over time, the Sartiglia followed the evolution of feudal knightly structures. As an expression of the folklore of the nobility and the power groups, the Sartiglia became more and more popular also among the citizens and in the popular life. A canon created a foundation dedicated to the peasant committee for the preservation of the Sartiglia to finance the rich lunch for the knights participating in the tournament.

Even today the committee benefits from this foundation (“su Cungiau de sa Sartiglia”) to support the tournament. On Sunday the Sartiglia takes place under the protection of San Giovanni Battista, while on Tuesday the Guild of Carpenters organizes the event, which is under the protection of San Giuseppe.

Sa Sartiglia da magical festival for Carnival in Sardinia

The Sartiglia is a magical festival full of colors, symbols and metaphors, where artistry and culture come together in a fascinating blend of sacred and secular values. Every year on the last Sunday of Carnival and on Shrove Tuesday Oristano attracts the whole region of Sardinia.

The tournament is experienced with an indescribable emotional intensity that lasts throughout the year, especially in the circles that work behind the scenes: the committees, clubs, organizations, stables and families of the participating knights. The whole thing does not go unnoticed and the festive atmosphere captivates everyone, especially in the hours before the race, when the streets of the city are filled with trumpeters and drummers.

The stages of Sa Sartiglia

The race must take place whether it rains or the sun shines. The director of the Sartiglia is Su Componidori. The two committees choose from the numerous candidates the one who will take the role of the main rider, wearing a fascinating androgynous mask. The vestizione, the dressing, is a mythical ritual.

He is the Lord of the feast, both man and woman, neither female nor male. There is an ancient ritual that culminates in the vestizione of the main rider on the day of the competition. It is a ritual event, a long act that is silently witnessed.

At the end of the vestizione Su Componidori rides on his horse, dressed in a black top hat, a cape, a richly decorated shirt, a vest, a wide leather belt and, of course, the mask that frames his face with a silk ribbon. In his hand he holds “sa pippia de maju”, a bouquet of evergreens, to bless the crowd and the knights by drawing the Christian sign of the cross in the air.

The main rider is accompanied by Su Segundu and Su Terzu Cumponi as they ride to the scene where the star is hung. The main rider passes the star three times, crossing the sword with his deputy.

Su Componidori has the honor of opening the procession to the star. They are followed by his deputies and finally those who receive the sword from the main rider. Tradition says that the number of pierced stars is a prediction of the harvest. Then follows the last race to the star, this time with the “su stoccu”, a wooden stick.

Before the daredevil pariglie that take place until sunset on the nearby Via Mazzini, Su Componidori must prove himself in “sa remada”. Lying on his back, he gallops across the square and blesses the crowd.

Only then can the Sartiglia be declared finished and the ritual of the year definitively enter the history and memory of the whole city.

Sa Sartiglia, Oristano, Sardinia, Italy

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Cento Carnevale d’Europa

Cento Carnevale d’Europa

Cento Carnevale d'Europa, Ferrara, Emilia Romagna

Cento Carnevale d’Europa

A celebration of diversity and creativity

The “Cento Carnevale d’Europa” is a unique and fascinating carnival event that takes place every year in the picturesque town of Cento in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. This special carnival festival attracts visitors from all over Europe and celebrates the diversity of European cultures and the creative expression of the participants.

Date and venue:

The “Cento Carnevale d’Europa” is an annual festival that usually takes place in February or March. The exact date varies from year to year, as it depends on the date of Easter Sunday. The town of Cento, located in the province of Ferrara in the Emilia-Romagna region, serves as the setting for this enchanting festival. In 2024, the Cento Carnival will be held on the 5 Sundays at the end of January and in February.

The history of the “Cento Carnevale d’Europa”:

The origins of the “Cento Carnevale d’Europa” date back to the 1990s, when the city of Cento decided to create a festival celebrating the cultural diversity of Europe. Since then, the festival has become a major event, attracting participants and visitors from different countries in Europe. The Carnival of Cento is one of the most beautiful and famous carnivals in Italy.

Program of the “Cento Carnevale d’Europa”:

The carnival “Cento Carnevale d’Europa” offers a wide and impressive program that immerses visitors in the diversity of European cultures. Here are some of the highlights:

1. parades and processions: The festival often begins with colorful parades and processions, with participants proudly carrying the flags and symbols of their home countries. These parades are a tribute to the cultural diversity of Europe and create a lively and festive atmosphere in the streets of Cento.

2. costumes and masks: a central element of the “Cento Carnevale d’Europa” are the magnificent costumes and masks worn by the participants. Each year, participants choose a specific European country or region as their theme and dress accordingly. The costumes are often elaborately designed and reflect the cultural characteristics and traditions of the chosen country.

3. street artists and performances: The streets of Cento become a stage for street performers from all over Europe. Acrobats, jugglers, dancers and musicians show their skills and inspire the audience with impressive performances. The streets of the festival are alive and pulsating with creativity and energy.

4. music and dance: the “Cento Carnevale d’Europa” offers a varied selection of musical performances, from traditional folk music to contemporary sounds. Visitors can enjoy live music at various venues around the city and indulge in the rhythm of European music. There are also dance performances, where the traditional dances of different countries are performed.

5. culinary delights: During the festival, visitors will have the opportunity to taste European culinary delicacies. There are numerous stalls and food trucks offering dishes from different countries. From French patisserie to Spanish tapas to German bratwursts, the festival offers a culinary journey through Europe.

6. cultural exhibitions: The “Cento Carnevale d’Europa” also includes cultural exhibitions that present the history, art and traditions of Europe. These exhibitions offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about the different European countries and their cultural heritage.

7. children’s activities: The festival is also suitable for families, as there are special activities for children. There are carousels, puppet shows, craft workshops and more to keep the youngest visitors entertained and involved.

8. closing fireworks: The highlight of the festival is often a spectacular closing fireworks display that lights up the night sky over Cento. This impressive fireworks display is a festive conclusion to the “Cento Carnevale d’Europa”.

The importance of the “Cento Carnevale d’Europa”:

The “Cento Carnevale d’Europa” has a deeper meaning that goes beyond the festivities. It emphasizes the values of cultural diversity, cultural exchange and cohesion in Europe. At a time when Europe is facing various challenges, the festival is a symbol of unity in diversity and the common cultural roots that unite European countries.

It encourages people to be proud of their cultural identity while being open to the cultures of others. The festival promotes tolerance and understanding between the different countries and people of Europe.

The “Cento Carnevale d’Europa” is not only a carnival festival, but also a festival of cultural diversity, creativity and cultural exchange. It is an opportunity to celebrate the beauty of Europe and strengthen the bond between European countries.

If you have the opportunity to visit Cento during the “Cento Carnevale d’Europa”, you will be immersed in a world of colors, sounds and cultures. It is a time when the city comes to life and the streets of Cento become a vibrant showcase for the artistic and cultural diversity of Europe. The “Cento Carnevale d’Europa” is not only a celebration, but an expression of the common European identity and the joy of creativity and diversity.

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Egetmann

Egetmann

Egentmann, Tramin, South Tyrol, South Tyrolean Wine Road, South Tyrolean lowlands, Italy

Egetmann in Tramin

A unique carnival custom on the South Tyrolean Wine Route

The “Egetmann Festumzug” in Tramin is a fascinating and colorful event, which is one of the oldest traditions in the Alpine region and takes place every odd year. This unique festival is deeply rooted in the regional culture and attracts visitors from all over Europe.

Date and place of the Egetmann move

The “Egetmann” takes place every odd numbered year and marks the highlight of the carnival season in Tramin on the South Tyrolean Wine Road. The exact date depends on the date of Easter and is usually in February or March. The festival takes place in the picturesque village of Tramin (Termeno) in the South Tyrolean lowlands in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Italy. The narrow streets and the enchanting scenery of Tramin offer the ideal setting for this colorful carnival festival.

The history of the Egetmann in Tramin

The historical background of the “Egetmann” is the expulsion of winter and evil spirits. This is symbolized by the depiction of snapdragons, also called wudelen, and wild men. This tradition goes back to ancient rituals used in the region to drive away winter and welcome the new life. The custom of the “Egetmann” was also closely connected with the tradition of the winter wedding, which often took place during the carnival season, when agriculture was at rest.

The focus of the Egetmannzug is the wedding of “Hansl”. During this ceremony, stories and anecdotes from the village are often told, which is a humorous and entertaining component of the festival.

In the even years, the Egetmann parade belongs to the children, which is an interesting change from the traditional parade.

The course of the Egetmann parade

The Egetmann parade is a colorful spectacle that lasts from early in the morning until late at night. The day begins with the gathering of the participants (exclusively men), including the “snappers” and wild men dressed in elaborate and often grotesque costumes and masks. These masked figures often wear huge wooden masks representing wild animals or mythical creatures.

The “snapping beasts / wudelen” are known for snapping at the spectators with their mouths and scaring them. The wild men, on the other hand, dance and jump around wildly, bringing a joyful and exuberant atmosphere to the historic alleys of Tramin.

The wedding of Hansl

A highlight of the Egetmann parade is the wedding of Hansl. This humorous ceremony depicts a fictional wedding and is performed by local actors and a puppet (Hansl). Funny stories and anecdotes from village life are often taken up and humorously staged.

During the parade, the streets of Tramin are lined with spectators who admire the impressive costumes and masks and are frightened by the snapping animals and wild men. The mood is boisterous and cheerful, and the participants distribute sweets and small gifts to the spectators, especially to the children.

In the evening, the festive community gathers in the village square to celebrate the Egetmann Carnival with music, dancing and festive food. This part of the festival often lasts until late in the evening and provides an opportunity to enjoy regional cuisine and fellowship.

The meaning of the Egetmann

The Egetmann Fasching Festival has a deep cultural meaning for the people of Tramin and the surrounding area. It symbolizes the expulsion of winter and evil spirits, the transition from darkness to light, from cold to warmth.

The wedding of “Hansl” is a humorous portrayal of village life and local stories. It reminds the community that laughter and joy are important parts of life, even during the cold season.

The importance of costumes and masks

The costumes and masks of the “Egetmann” are an essential part of the festival and an impressive craft. The elaborate costumes and grotesque masks of the snapping beasts and wild men are an expression of the craftsmanship and creativity of the participants. They also represent the ancient customs and rituals of the region. Guilds such as bakers, pan menders, millers, shoemakers, fishermen or figures such as old and new gypsies, washerwomen and prehistoric people are also represented.

Music and dance at the Egentmann in Tramin

Music and dance play a central role at the Egetmann Festival. Traditional music groups accompany the procession and play festive melodies that emphasize the mood of the festival.

The wild men often perform wild dances and jumps that emphasize the merriment and exuberance of the festival. Spectators are often encouraged to dance along and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

The carnival parade as a community experience

The Egetmannfest is more than just a traditional festival. It is an expression of community and regional identity. The people of Tramin and the surrounding area come together to drive away the winter and welcome the new life. It is a time for gathering, celebrating and enjoying regional cuisine. The Egetmann Festival strengthens the community and reminds people of the importance of their traditions and customs.

The Egetmann parade in Tramin a unique experience for young and old

The Egetmann Festival in Tramin is a fascinating and colorful event that brings people together to drive away winter and welcome the new life. It is an expression of regional culture and tradition, expressing the joy of the beginning of spring and the hope for a good harvest.

The impressive costumes, the elaborate masks, the noisy snapping animals and the wild men make the Egetmann Festival a unique experience. It is a time of celebration and conviviality that has been appreciated and cultivated by the people of Tramin and the surrounding region for centuries.

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Zusslrennen

Zusslrennen

Zusslrennen Prad am Stilfser Joch, South Tyrol, Italy

Zusslrennen in Prad am Stilfser Joch:

A spectacle of tradition and joie de vivre

The “Zusslrennen” in Prad am Stilfser Joch in South Tyrol is a unique and colorful event that takes place every year on Mischief Thursday. This ancient tradition has deep roots in the regional culture and attracts visitors from all over the world. In this text we will take a detailed look at the “Zusslrennen”, its history, its meaning and the process of this enchanting celebration.

Date and venue

The “Zusslrennen” takes place every year on Mischief Thursday, which is traditionally the Thursday before Shrove Tuesday. This date usually falls in February or March, depending on the date of Easter. It marks the peak of the carnival season and the beginning of spring.

The event has its permanent home in the picturesque village of Prad am Stilfser Joch, located in the Vinschgau Valley in the region of South Tyrol, Italy. The narrow streets and picturesque backdrops of Prad provide the ideal setting for this colorful festival.

The history of the “Zusslrennen

The origins of the “Zusslrennen” go far back into the history of Prad and the Vinschgau Valley. This custom arose to drive away winter and celebrate the new life and fertility of the land. The tradition goes back to pagan rituals, which over time have been merged with Christian elements.

The name “Zussl” derives from the Zellers, the nuns of the monastery of St. Johann in Müstair. These nuns are said to have brought the custom to the region. The “Zusslrennen” was originally an act of resistance against the authorities and was often carried out secretly by the inhabitants of the Vinschgau Valley.

Over time, the “Zusslrennen” developed into an official and festive event that brings the entire community together. Today it is one of the most famous carnival customs in South Tyrol.

The course of the “Zussl race

The “Zusslrennen” is a colorful spectacle that lasts from early morning until the evening. The day begins with the gathering of participants in their festive costumes and masks. The “Zussln” are men dressed in white robes and carrying colorful paper flowers. The most distinctive feature, however, are the heavy cowbells they wear around their bodies.

The “Zussln” form a noisy procession accompanied by various figures. One of them is the “King of Bells”, who leads the group and has the task of driving away winter. His imposing costume and loud bells make him the central figure of the festival.

Another characteristic element of the “Zusslrennen” are the “Bajazzen”, the colorfully dressed jesters who entertain the audience with their jokes and pranks. They provide a cheerful and exuberant atmosphere along the parade route.

During the procession, the “Zussln” distribute sweets and small gifts to the spectators, especially to the children who enthusiastically stand on the roadside.

In the evening, the festive community gathers in the village square to celebrate the “Zusslrennen” with music, dancing and festive food. This part of the festival often lasts until late in the evening and provides an opportunity to enjoy regional cuisine and fellowship.

The meaning of the “Zussl race

The “Zusslrennen” has a deep cultural and social meaning for the people of Prad and the Vinschgau Valley. It symbolizes the transition from winter to spring, from darkness to light and from cold to warmth. The noisy bells of the “Zussln” are supposed to drive away the winter and welcome the new life.

The figure of the “king of shells” represents the hope for a good harvest and protection from disease and misfortune. The “Bajazzen” provide merriment and good cheer, reminding the community to leave the cares of winter behind and enjoy life.

The importance of costumes and masks

The costumes and masks of the “Zussln” are an important part of the “Zusslrennen”. The elaborate robes and elaborate masks are an expression of the craftsmanship and creative expression of the participants.

The cowbells that the “Zussln” wear are not only loud, but also of symbolic importance. They are supposed to drive away the winter and announce the new life. The paper flowers they carry are a sign of fertility and growth.

The role of music and dance in the Zussl race

The music and the dances play a central role in the “Zusslrennen”. Traditional music groups accompany the procession and play festive melodies that emphasize the mood of the festival.

The “Zussln” also perform traditional dances expressing the joy of the beginning of spring and the prospect of a good harvest. These dances are a source of entertainment for the audience and contribute to the festive atmosphere.

The “Zusslrennen” as a community experience

The “Zusslrennen” is more than just a festival, it is an expression of community and regional identity. The people of Prad and the Vinschgau Valley come together to drive away winter and welcome the new life.

It is a time for gathering, celebrating and enjoying regional cuisine. The “Zusslrennen” strengthens the bonds within the community and reminds people how important their traditions and customs are.

Conclusion: The “Zusslrennen” in Prad am Stilfser Joch

The “Zusslrennen” in Prad on the Stelvio Pass is a fascinating and colorful festival that brings people together to drive away winter and welcome the new life. It is an expression of regional culture and tradition, expressing the joy of the beginning of spring and the hope for a good harvest.

The elaborate costumes, the loud bells, the cheerful dances and the festive music make the “Zusslrennen” a unique experience. It is a time of celebration and togetherness that the people of Prad and Val Venosta have cherished for centuries.

Zusslrennen Prad am Stilfser Joch, Vinschgau, South Tyrol, Italy

Photos © IDM South Tyrol-Alto Adige/Frieder Blickle