A Montemarano, a Carnival record

carnevale di montemarano

A tarantella record, concerts, parades and masquerade culinary delights. Are just some of the ingredients of the charming Carnival Montemarano, in the province of Avellino, which kicks off February 12 with a lecture by Giovanni Giuriati entitled “Mbrusino, Liszt and other stories of the Carnival of Montemarano”. The next day, it will be the turn of  “Grandfather Carnival” with the elders of the place that will tell to children stories and anecdotes about one of the most favorite holidays of Campania. In the evening, a series of popular music with groups Makardia, I Tamburi del Vesuvio with Nando Citarella, Gabriella Aiello, Carlo “Olaf Cossu” & Cimbalus in “Magna Mater”. For Valentine’s Day, there are, however , a laboratory of tarantella of Montemarano and the presentation of the book “Festa Barocca. The Carnival of Montemarano: people, caporabballo and Viceroy” by Aldo De Francesco. As part of the event, will be awarded the “Premio Caporabballo Silver”. Provided, folk songs and the performances of the actor Gino Rivieccio and the group “Zompa Cardillo”. Then, from 22, preview of Carnival:  “O vanto e sfida”, night parade in the streets of the country. On 15 February, the traditional opening of the Carnival with dances and parades of masked parades. Do not miss Friday 20, from 21 hours, the tarantella of Montemarano longest history. Grand finale, February 22, with lessons tarantella, funeral procession of Carnival and subsequent reading of the will. And, in the evening, dancing and traditional breaking of the piñata.