Events

EASTER 2017 – PROCESSIONE DEI MISTERI IN TRAPANI

Date: 14th April at 2:00 pm

It is a tradition with obvious Spanish origin that started around 400 years ago. The “Misteri” are twenty artistic representations of the Passion and Death of Christ. The sculptures stand on a shaped wooden base called “vara” and they were made of canvas, wood and glue, by Trapani’s artisans of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and representatives of  gospel scenes (Read more).

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Processione dei Misteri in Via Garibaldi, year 2007

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10 August 2017  –  Goblet of Stars 

Calici di Stelle is the most awaited event of the year, when the Contessa Entellina estate prepares for the Nighttime Harvest and opens to the public on the night of San Lorenzo. Donnafugata welcomes visitors for a tour of the vineyards by moonlight with grape tasting, a tour of the vinifi cation cellar and an extraordinary tasting in the estate’s charming garden.

CONTENTS OF THE EVENING

Guided Tour: Tour of the vineyards by moonlight and the vinification cellar

Artistic Performance in Vineyard

Wine: Tasting of all the company’s wine and a selection of historic vintages

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Photo from Donnafugata 2015

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International Street Food Festival

9th EDITION – 26 27 28 29 30 JULY 2017

The event, celebrating the street food of the Mediterranean, is scheduled this year in late July in the square of the Fish Market, a strikingly beautiful and unique, which lives in its natural size to welcome tourists and fans.A big party that offers visitors a great experience, to live, to enjoy and to tell … A pretty route where taste, culture and traditions are intertwined and where you can taste typical from different places of our country and foreign countries. Many are the specialties that characterize the gourmet itinerary of the event: panelle, arancine, sfincioni, rascadura, focacce, panini cà meusa, dolci, typical trapanese food, and al so typical food from Pantelleria, Friuli region, Serbian, Roman and more! An unmissable event along four days that will make the capital of Trapani taste of the Mediterranean.

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Photo from Stragusto Event in 2015
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Cous Cous Fest  SEPT 2017
SAN VITO LO CAPO, Trapani

Every day couscous for every taste

Over 30 couscous recipes, to suit all palates, are served every day non-stop from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the traditional Houses of Couscous, the tastings points along San Vito Lo Capo streets.
Meat, fish, vegetables, exotic versions and gluten-free ones. On the menu of Cous Cous Fest there is a place for every taste, from the most extravagant to the most traditional. The choice is yours!

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Good Friday - Dance of the Devils


Dance of the Devils. (Il Ballo dei Diavoli) A religious drama held in the main town square of Prizzi that is a small village situated in Sicily inland, not far from the famous Corleone. (Piazza Umberto I) The Dance of the Devils is performed by villagers wearing large and terrifying iron masks and pretend to be devils dancing through the streets collecting the souls of the villagers.

Date: 21-03-2018
Location: Prizzi


Feast of the Schietti, Terrasini


Terrasini (Palermo) It consists that the unmarried men demonstrate their strength to the local girls raising an orange tree with only one arm ( the tree weights about 50 kilos)

Date: 21-03-2018
Location: Terrasini

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Good Friday (Greek-Orthodox) Piana degli Albanesi


Piana degli Albanesi (Palermo) The Easter celebrations in Piana degli Albanesi, (Albanian community) feature sacred music and Greek-Orthodox rites held all over the town. There are sacred musical pieces performed on Good Friday narrating the passion and death of Christ.

Date: 21-03-2018
Location: Piana degli Albanesi


Good Friday, Pietraperzia


On Good Friday in the main square of Pietraperzia, Piazza del Carmine (Enna province) there is a big celebrations with a spectacular procession by over 500 participants

Date: 21-03-2018
Location: Pietraperzia


Saint Corrado


Saint Corrado is celebrated by the inhabitants of Noto (Syracuse) twice a year: 19 February, day of his death, and the last week of August. On both dates there is a procession of the saint's mortal remains through the town with celebrations of devouts. During the procession of 19 February the effigy of the saint is taken round some churches in Noto and according to the tradition when it arrives in front of St Antonio church it seems to become so heavy that it is impossible to lift it up despite the devouts' efforts.

Date: 19-02-2018
Location: Noto

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Carnival Celebrations


40 days before Easter The carnival celebrated in Acireale (Catania) boasts an old tradition that dates back to the 16th century. It is certainly more grand than the carnival of Sciacca and has gained the reputation as “the most beautiful carnival in Sicily”. Workers in Acireale get refined in the manufacture of allegorical floats, more and more sophisticated and coloured, and floats decorated with flowers, more and more gigantic, that reach the same importance of the allegorical ones

Date: 13-02-2018
Location: Acireale

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Carnival Celebrations


40 days before Easter. Carnival celebrated in Sciacca (Agrigento), together with that of Acireale, is certainly the most beautiful carnival in Sicily and one of the most beautiful in Italy. Dances start during Holy Thursday of every year. This task is assigned to Peppe ‘Nnappa, typical mask of Sciacca, who walking through the streets invites people to enjoy and forget about everyday problems with his hymn. During the parade there is a distribution of sausage, wine and candies expressing in this way the spirit of hospitality which is typical of these people.

Date: 13-02-2018
Location: Sciacca

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Feast of Saint Agatha


Patron of Catania. Processions, shows, exhibits. Feast of Saint Agata, Catania. Of pagan origin, this is a beautiful all-night religious celebration of the martyred patron saint of the city. A procession of candle-bearers called candelore parades through the city, accompanied by the mayor and his entourage in gilded horse-drawn carriages. High church officials add clouds of incense and all the requisite pomp and circumstance. There's also street theater and fireworks. Sweets based on centuries-old recipes from nunneries are sold. All-around mayhem prevails. February 4 to 5. Contact the Catania tourist office (tel. 095-7306255).

Date: 03-02-2018
Location: Catania

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Almond blossom festival


Every year, please contact the tourism board for more details. Traditional folk festival in Valley of the Temples and city of Agrigento, with parades, shows, craft exhibits. Almond Blossom Festival, Agrigento. Literally thousands of almond trees are in bloom around the Valley of the Temples at this festival heralding the arrival of the first fruits of spring. In Phrygian myths, the almond tree was viewed as "the father of the world." The event is marked with exotic music, singing, beauty pageants, parades, and traditional puppet shows. All kinds of sweets made with almonds are sold.

Date: 01-02-2018
Location: Agrigento


St. Sebastian festivity


There is a colorul parade with a silver carriage and singing of hymns in front of the Cathedral.

Date: 20-01-2018
Location: Acireale

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