Carnevale di Sciacca

Music & Tradition in Square: the Carnival

The Carnival of Sciacca

The Carnival is without doubt the craziest of all! Everyone love this Festival, kids and adults and Sciacca  – famous town for its traditions – is considereded one of the most important town for this event, rich of colors and masks, where the happiness, joy, confetti and the typic Sicilian food, make the event an unique moment and memorable.

Carnevale di Sciacca

Carnival of Sciacca

The Carnival – term derived from the Latin expression  carnem levare, or “deprive the flesh” – dates back to the early ‘900 and is between the 06th of Genuary and the Easter. The festive atmosphere of Sciacca’s people is the main characteristic of this event, which differentiates it from all other, not only of Sicily. For this small town, it is in fact a moment of full and total involvement of the whole town, that is preparing to it with several months in advance.


Carnevale di Sciacca

Carnival of Sciacca

The Festival begins on Shrove Tuesday with the symbolic handover of the town keys to the king of Carnival: Peppe ‘Nappa, character carnival adopted by Sciacca as a mask of its very ancient event.

Population, joy, masks, music, take possession of the town. The highlight of the event is the parade of allegorical Chariots that begins on Saturday and continues until Tuesday.

Carnevale di Sciacca

Carnival of Sciacca


Everything ends on the night of Fat Tuesday with the burning of the Chariot of Peppe ‘Nappa. The whistles, hammers, and other items are thrown into the fire e the exhilaration of those days burns together with the of King Carnival. After the fire, to definitive conclusion of the festival, there is a show of fireworks, that, to the beat of the music, it illuminates the night sky and the faces of excited spectators.



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    • Rahma Charfeddine

      Hello Reynaldo! Thank you a lot for your feedback. We hope you can come in Sciacca to enjoy the next Carnival from 8th to 13th February 2018! 🙂

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