Carnival In Acireale

Carnival of Acireale has been known for many years as' the most beautiful in all of Sicily. Each year, allegorical scenes – grotesque, implemented in papier-mache and decorated with flowers, unbridled imagination, the Sicilians are implemented. Same applies to masks, and therefore all the people wearing them that enliven carnival avenue Acireale. Carnival of Acireale is very proud of their ancient tradition, rooted by the end of 1500 years .. At the time of the carnival had the character spontaneous manifestations, and the result was, people's participation.

But already in 1600 were born in Aci customs. At the beginning of "700 x Carnival enriched carefree fun, thanks also to the oddly-garlic 'abbatazzi', People's skillful poets improvising funny rhymes along roads and in squares. In 800 Carnival made a real leap in quality with the introduction of 'cassariata', near 'landau' trailer cars in horses that are reserved for the noble lords, who threw the clouds candy in the audience. At each way of organizing action: witty folk games, tree abundance, shot in the rope and run with the bags, games, returned to the scene in different years. But in the late '20s. For Acireale Carnival happens big twist: a strong tourist attraction for genuine folklore. At the beginning of 30gg contrast, includes a scene in mask of papier-mache, which are then transformed into the allegorical role of the bulls, surrounded by characters and satirical groups in the movement. As for the elegance and vitality in the Carnival of Acireale, it granted the cars decorated with flowers: the first decorated cars complain about the role of coated 'landau' during the XIX century. In 1948 he was among the most known occurrences on the international level. Today, Carnival is approaching the medieval splendor.


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