CARNIVAL IN PUTIGNANOThe colors, sounds, emotions of the MaskedCarnival parade in Putignano carveimagination . Three Sundays at breathlessspeed between floats, character masks andmasked groups, with the final at night Shrove +Tuesday.The cannival floats are made entirely of papermache that bring to the stage national andinternational events.Major themes are tied to politics and currentaffairs, solidarity and morality.
CARNIVAL IN PUTIGNANOThey are really works of art. Besides thefloats, there are the Masked paradesMasks are of character, the witty satire ofthem is directed to the local +administrative and political life. In thecarnival parade there are the maskedgroups, which present authentic showsthrough costumes, music andchoreography designed for the occasion.
+The Palio of Viccio, which in local dialect meansturkey, takes place every Shrove Tuesday in Palo delColle.The Palio is an ancient competition between riderswho represent the districts of the country, to win the Palioriders should stick a spear into a small bag full ofwater, suspended at several meters in height from onebalcony to another.Riders must show that they have great ability to be able tohit the bag so high, and have to ride almost standing.
+Once the show was very bloody, instead of the bagthere was a real turkey, today only the beauty of areal race remains, where participants demonstrateskill and courage.The evening after the competition, the festivalcontinues with a real menu of turkey in the foodstands in the square, floats and masked groups, asin the best traditions of Carnival.