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Events and Festivals

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

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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.

1Festa della Teofania – Greek – Orthodox Epiphany
Festa6 January
Piana degli Albanesi (PA)
2Festa di San Sebastiano
Festa20 January
Acireale (CT)
3Week of Carnival, culminating in Martedi Grasso (Shrove Tuesday)

Carnival celebrations with processions of allegorical floats.

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

Carnival celebrations with processions of allegorical floats.

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

Carnival celebrations with processions of allegorical floats.

CarnivalFebruary
Termini Imerese (PA)
6Sagra del Mandorlo in fiore

Almond – blossom Festival and international Folklore Festival.

Cultural event1-15 February
Agrigento (AG)
7Festival 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.

Festa3 February
Salemi (TP)
8Festa di Sant’Agata
Festa5 February
Catania (CT)
9Cavalcata di San Giuseppe

Saturday preceding 19 March

FestaMarch
Scicli (RG)
10Festa di San Giuseppe (St Joseph’ s day)

 Special dinners and votive loaves of bread.

Festa19 March
Salemi (TP)
11Procession of the dead Christ and Our Lady of Sorrows on Good Friday
Easter festivalApril
Alcamo (TP)
12Procession of 16 groups of statues
Easter festivalApril
Caltanissetta (CL)
13Good Friday procession. Easter Sunday morning

Festa Dell’Aurora, celebrated since 1860.

Easter festivalApril
Castelvetrano (TP)
14Procession of the Confraternities on Good Friday.
Easter festivalApril
Enna (EN)
15Holy Week procession
Easter festivalApril
Marsala (TP)
16Procession delle Barette on Good Friday
Easter festivalApril
Messina (ME)
17Holy 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 festivalApril
Piana degli Albanesi (PA)
18Easter Sunday morning : U n’contru – U ballu di diavula
Easter festivalApril
Prizzi (PA)
19Good Friday: Processione e fiaccolata dei Misteri
Easter festivalApril
Ragusa (RG)
20Procession of the Resurrected Christ.
Easter festivalApril
Scicli (RG)
21Processione dei Misteri

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

Easter festivalApril
Trapani (TP)
22Festival of traditional Sicilian carts and local costume
Other traditional events1 Apr / 30 Mag
Taormina (ME)
23Sagra della Ricotta
Other traditional events25 April
Vizzini (CT)
24Festa della Battaglia delle Milizie
FestaMay
Scicli (RG)
25Re-enactment of the martyrdom of St George

Last Sunday in May.

FestaMay
Ragusa (RG)
26Primavera Barocca and the Infiorata

Third Sunday in May

Other traditional eventsMay
Noto (SR)
27Performances of classical drama at the Greek theatre
Cultural event1 Mag / 30 Giu
Siracusa (SR)
28Orestiadi: theatre, music and film festival
Cultural event1 Giu / 31 Dic
Gibellina (TP)
29Marsala Doc Jazz Festival
Cultural eventJuly
Marsala (TP)
30Concerts and performances of classical drama at the Greek theatre
Cultural event1 Lug / 30 Set
Calatafimi Segesta (TP)

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