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Events and Festivals

A complete list of the traditional festivals that take place in Sicily

Events and Festivals

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A complete list of the traditional festivals that take place in Sicily

It is not possible to include all the traditional festivals that take place on the Island in this list , many of which are held during Carnival and at Easter.

For a complete list, contact the APT (tourist information office) in the town where you plan to visit.

1 Festa della Teofania – Greek – Orthodox Epiphany
Festa 6 January
Piana degli Albanesi (PA)
2 Festa di San Sebastiano
Festa 20 January
Acireale (CT)
3 Week of Carnival, culminating in Martedi Grasso (Shrove Tuesday)

Carnival celebrations with processions of allegorical floats.

Carnival February
Acireale (CT)
4 Week of Carnival, culminating in Martedi Grasso (Shrove Tuesday)

Carnival celebrations with processions of allegorical floats.

Carnival February
Sciacca (AG)
5 Week of Carnival, culminating in Martedi Grasso (Shrove Tuesday)

Carnival celebrations with processions of allegorical floats.

Carnival February
Termini Imerese (PA)
6 Sagra del Mandorlo in fiore

Almond  blossom Festival and international Folklore Festival.

Cultural event 1-15 February
Agrigento (AG)
7 Festival of St Blaise

Festa dei Pani si San Biagio ... Festival of St Blaise held in Salemi

The Rabato district of the town. Small decorative loaves.

Of bread are baked for the occasion.

Festa 3 February
Salemi (TP)
8 Festa di Sant’Agata
Festa 5 February
Catania (CT)
9 Cavalcata di San Giuseppe

Saturday preceding 19 March

Festa March
Scicli (RG)
10 The Devil Dance

The Evil dance- Easter in Prizzi. Every year, in Easter time, in Prizzi (near Palermo) the Devils try to keep far Jesus Christ and Maria during their meeting the sunday of easter. Very funny and popular at local population. 

Easter festival March
Prizzi (PA)
11 Festa di San Giuseppe (St Joseph’ s day)

 Special dinners and votive loaves of bread.

Festa 19 March
Salemi (TP)
12 Procession of the dead Christ and Our Lady of Sorrows on Good Friday
Easter festival April
Alcamo (TP)
13 Procession of 16 groups of statues
Easter festival April
Caltanissetta (CL)
14 Good Friday procession. Easter Sunday morning

Festa Della Aurora, celebrated since 1860.

Easter festival April
Castelvetrano (TP)
15 Procession of the Confraternities on Good Friday.
Easter festival April
Enna (EN)
16 Holy Week procession
Easter festival April
Marsala (TP)
17 Procession delle Barette on Good Friday
Easter festival April
Messina (ME)
18 Holy Week procession

During Holy Week, the inhabitants walk about in traditional costunes PIANA degli
Embroidered with gold and silver thread.

On Good Friday, choral concert Albanesi Given by the Simenon Kremate choir and the Enkomia procession Takes plage.

On Easter Sunday, white doves are released, sprigs of rosemary are thrown about and redpainted eggs are exchanged.

Easter festival April
Piana degli Albanesi (PA)
19 Easter Sunday morning : U n’contru – U ballu di diavula
Easter festival April
Prizzi (PA)
20 Good Friday: Processione e fiaccolata dei Misteri
Easter festival April
Ragusa (RG)
21 Procession of the Resurrected Christ.
Easter festival April
Scicli (RG)
22 Processione dei Misteri

Processione dei Misteri held on Good Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Easter festival April
Trapani (TP)
23 Byzantyne Easter in Mezzojuso

  The holy week in Mezzojuso near Palermo.

A traditional Greek-Byzantyne ritus of Easter "Arbëreshë. 

Easter festival April
Mezzojuso (PA)
24 Easter in Modica - The Marya "Kiss Kiss"

 During the easter in Modica, baroque center in Ragusa area,  la Madonna Vasa Vasa (the Maria) is called "kiss kiss" because she tries to kiss her son Jesus

Festa April
Modica (RG)
25 Festival of traditional Sicilian carts and local costume
Other traditional events 1 Apr / 30 Mag
Taormina (ME)
26 Bread arches in Saint Biagio Platani

 An important tradition, in Agrigento area, is the Bread arches in Saint Biagio Platani.

Easter festival 4 Apr / 9 Mag
San Biagio Platani (AG)
27 Sagra della Ricotta
Other traditional events 25 April
Vizzini (CT)
28 Festa della Battaglia delle Milizie
Festa May
Scicli (RG)
29 Re-enactment of the martyrdom of St George

Last Sunday in May.

Festa May
Ragusa (RG)
30 The Saints brothers Martyrs Alfio, Cirino e Filadelfo

 Faith and devotion in Trecastagni, near Catania, for the saint patron of Alfio, Cirino and Filadelfio

Festa May
Trecastagni (CT)

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