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IN ITALY, CARNIVAL IS CELEBRATED IN FEBRUARY. THIS FESTIVAL HAS A VERY ANCIENT TRADITION IN PONTECORVO. SOME MONTHS BEFORE...
THE MASK REPRESENTING OUR COUNTRY IS “BURLICCHIO”. HIS DRESS IS CHECKERED COLORED (ORANGE, YELLOW AND BLACK).
THE TYPICAL CARNIVAL SWEETS ARE “CASTAGNOLE AND FRAPPE”. THESE CAKES ARE FIRST FRIED IN OIL AND THEN DIPPED IN SUGAR.
 
CHILDREN, TEENAGERS AND ADULTS DRESS UP AS CELEBRITIES AND GO THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE COUNTRY DANCING, SINGING, THROWIN...
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Carnival in Pontecorvo

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Carnival in Pontecorvo

  1. 1. IN ITALY, CARNIVAL IS CELEBRATED IN FEBRUARY. THIS FESTIVAL HAS A VERY ANCIENT TRADITION IN PONTECORVO. SOME MONTHS BEFORE, HUGE PAPIER-MACHE’ PUPPETS ARE MADE; THEY ARE PUT ON PROCESSIONAL FLOATS THAT GO ROUND THE STREETS OF THE COUNTRY ON “CARNIVAL DAY”.
  2. 2. THE MASK REPRESENTING OUR COUNTRY IS “BURLICCHIO”. HIS DRESS IS CHECKERED COLORED (ORANGE, YELLOW AND BLACK).
  3. 3. THE TYPICAL CARNIVAL SWEETS ARE “CASTAGNOLE AND FRAPPE”. THESE CAKES ARE FIRST FRIED IN OIL AND THEN DIPPED IN SUGAR.
  4. 5. CHILDREN, TEENAGERS AND ADULTS DRESS UP AS CELEBRITIES AND GO THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE COUNTRY DANCING, SINGING, THROWING CARNIVAL CONFETTI, PAPER STEAMERS AND MAKING JOKES (SPRAYING SHAVING FOAM TO PASSERS-BY). AT THE END OF THE PARADE A JURY AWARDS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FLOAT .

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