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folklore and tradition

folklore and tradition

The historical Carnivals of the Piceno

Carnival, after centuries, continues to be a particular moment of the year. In some locations of the Piceno as Offida, Ascoli Piceno, Castignano, Umito di Acquasanta, still represents the upheaval of everyday life and the liberation of euphoria. Tradition of  historical Carnivals of the Piceno Carnival is a festival of ancient date, which probably derives its origin […]

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The Historical Carnival of Offida

The Historical Carnival of Offida is very special, with days of singing and dancing alternating two days of great charm and uniqueness, on Friday with the Bov’ Fint  (The Fake bull)  and on Tuesdays with i Vlurd (beams of cane), that bring the country back into an atmosphere of ancient pagan festivals. The tradition dates back to 1500, from written sources, but no doubt, […]

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The historic Carnival of Ascoli Piceno

The first historical information about the Ascoli Piceno Carnival can be found in some rules of the municipal statutes of 1377, which try to repress the abuse of the days of euphoria. For this purpose, they had doubled the penalties for crimes committed in the previous day of carnival “ et doi di precedenti de carnas sale et ipso di de […]

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The historical Carnival of Castignano

The Historical Carnival of Castignano. Castignano known above all for the Templaria festival also preserves another tradition, the Carnival. A festival in honor of Saturn, god of the sowing, celebrated in ancient Rome from 17 to 23 December. It is also part of the Piceno Historic Carnival, along with Offida, Ascoli and Umito di Acquasanta, […]

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