Carnevale di Putignano 2017 Carnevale Putignano 2017

Dating from 1394 - predating even the famous Venice Carnival. The carnival is famed as the world's longest, based on the fact that it starts in December/January and ends on Shrove Tuesday. The Carnival period starts with The Propaggini - the transfer of St Stefan Protomartyre's Holy Relics from Monopoli to Putignano. The Propaggini originally involved local farmers dancing, singing and reciting rhymes during the procession, hence the beginning of the carnival! The parade now involves enormous floats, satirical masks and the colourful masked groups. The Carnival ends with the Funeral of the Carnival and the Campana dei Maccheroni (a pasta bell). The end of Carnival signals the beginning of Lent. There is also a summer parade which takes place on various dates in July.

  • Sunday 12th Febryary 2017 - 15.30       
  • Sunday 19th February 2017 - 15.30
  • Sunday 26th February 2017 - 15.30
  • Tuesday 28th February 2017 - 19.00

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