Festivals in Italy
Some festival’s origin here in Italy goes back to the ancient days and the true meaning has been lost as time passed. Some people see several festivals (such as the ones in Sardinia) as a ritual procession carried out by the Sardinian people to honour some agricultural or pastoral god, while others believe it is an ancient Dionysian dance (festival taken place in order to honour this greece god). And others think that the performance durino some processione represent the killing of the old people, and some for example think that the mamuthones mask potrays some diabolical spirit. Durino the year the main events are the celebration os S. Antonio Abate (Jan 16-17) and others. The whole villane is brought to life with dancing, open house offer cooked food and wine to the crowd. In January the celebration to honour S. Antonio Abate begins on the evening of Jan 16 with a ceremony durino which a bonifire outside the parodical church.