The Sicilian Carnival is beginning to taper off at the end of February, the costumes, dancing and revelry officially comes to an end on the first Wednesday of Lent, known as Ash Wednesday the beginning of a period of sombre preparation for Easter.
In these ever secular times some celebrations are extended to make the most of expensive floats in larger Carnevale celebrations around Italy.
What I take almost every year from this hedonistic celebration are the faces of the children, who adore the music, jokes and costumes of this time of year.
Until next year’s Carnevale time I want to share my favourite costumes from my local celebration, as every small town has their own parades filled with home-made costumes, fun and joyous spirit to live life to the full ….
6 thoughts on “Postcards from Sicily: the end of Carnevale”
Brava! These children represent the true spirit of Carnevale,unlike those darn expensive costumes you see paraded in places such as the Piazza in Venice.
Yes, Carnevale for me is all about the children and being child like.
Great photos:) Kids are so cute on Carnevale:) thanks for sharing!
Happy to see you enjoyed it 🙂
When I was on Sardinia, I discovered the place where all the carnival stuff goes to when everything is over. A sad, eerie place: https://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/carnival-cemetery/
Thanks for sharing, there are many places around like this very creepy …
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