Historical Background Carnival, pagan festival of ancient origins, probably refers to the Athenians and Hellenistic festivals that took place respectively, in honor of Isis at the beginning of March and the other in honor of Dionysus at the end of February. Celebrated in the week preceding the beginning of Lent , the term originates from the Latin " Carnem Remove " , ie ecclesiastical prohibition of consuming meat during the Lenten period . This is the festival synonymous with fun , joy , disguise, glitz, born from the feeling of evasion towards the period of penance and fasting that it follows , with the mask applicant dell´omaccione parading on the hearse , also symbolizes the end of the ´ dying last year that takes away all evil. Throughout the world , the streets of the city become the scene of demonstrations and events, parades of floats and masks, confetti and streamers , reaching the pinnacle of transgression on Shrove Tuesday . Pulcinella , Balanzone , Pantaloon , Harlequin, Brighella , these are the most well-known Italian carnival masks . In Sicily , whose origins date back to 1600 carnival , masks most of those features are Jardinara ( gardeners ) and Varca notes especially in the province of Palermo, and that of those robbers cavallacciu notes especially in Catania. Other masks, to parody the greatest exponents of the social classes towns , are the representations of the " Dutturi " , the " Baruni " and " abbots " and again, the old form of the " Old cast them " this formerly in the County of Modica , a symbol the death of the carnival.
Typical Products of Carnival in Trapani Of course, there gastronomic traditions linked to this celebration . Among the desserts a thin sheet with the chatter so much sugar, the Castagnole and Zeppole round pancakes stuffed with cream , and traditional pignoccata , which is made with flour, sugar, egg yolks, and a pinch of salt. Among the pasta dishes, macaroni with meat sauce or " maccarruna of sdirrimarti " , or the more common " maccarruna ca sasizza " topped with a ragout of pork rind or tomato sauce. Finally, the soup of Shrove Tuesday , a soup with potatoes, dried shelled fava beans , onion , parsley, pork lard cubes, and salt and pepper stew with meat sauce and pork sausage , which is prepared on Shrove Tuesday .
Carnival in Egadi Islands - The Carnival Egadino : Favignana, Marettimo and Levanzo panorama of Carnival celebrations in the province of Trapani.Tantissime initiatives that the administration of the municipality of Favignana organized in collaboration with the realities of ´ associations of the territory , parades and masquerade balls is that Levanzo Marettimo . Tasting sweets , distinctive and evocative rite of the " stake du nanno and nanna " which will close the festivities waiting for the Carnival. February 27 / March 4 Favignana (TP)
Carnival in Valderice - One of the events that characterize the fixed local folklore . " Parade of floats " - made of polystyrene and papier-mâché , the work of local artists - and tasting of typical products: from 27 February to 4 March Valderice . An event that is attended by mass of the people both in the construction of the floats , and active participation in the event, which will take place throughout the area via Vespers.
Carnival in Petrosino - Back to the Carnival of Petrosino five floats in the race , music , animations, and a great final concert of Tinturia . Several initiatives planned for the year 2014 which will be held from 1 to 4 March. The realization of the carnival in Petrosino involves the entire citizenship , and thousands of willing workers who , for many weeks , build floats and costumes related to the theme. The floats are true works of art rich in detail . The parade of floats through the streets , with their songs and their music , the parade of costumed groups with their choreography , featuring one of the most beautiful carnivals in the area.
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