Ladin Carnival

Carnival events - A varied programme of parties, parades and comic shows in Val di Fassa

The Carnival is the most characteristic cultural and folkloristic event of Val di Fassa; it is the beating heart of this small Ladin world whose colours and sounds are overwhelming. The Carnival is an ancient tradition relived year after year with the "Maschèredes" or comical performances featuring the most well-known traditional characters that that place in Penìa. Here the celebrations and evening performances begin with the Festival of Saint Sebastian (Penia’s patron) on 19th January. But the Val di Fassa Carnival is above all a party, a chance to dress up, have fun and let go before the solemnity of Lent. The locals love dressing up, putting on masks and traditional costumes and making fun of others. Carnival is inborn in local popular culture displaying a vitality that is perhaps the most distinguishing element. There are also the famous wooden masks, "faceres", created by the valley’s most renowned sculptors and by many people passionate about intaglio. The masks represent a way of expressing themselves. The Carnival spirit is embodied in the vibrant hues of the multicoloured costumes of "Bufon" and "Laché", and in the wooden masks portraying the beautiful and the ugly, the good nad the evil, with just enough indifference to make fun without doing any harm.

From 17th January (on Saint Anthony’s Day, Alba’s patron) until Shrove Tuesday, the whole of Val di Fassa is alive with fancy dress parades, open-air shows, theatrical performances and lively street parties like the fun one which is organised in Campitello.



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Alpine Troops Feast

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The Neighbours Festival

Festival for families and children: music, activities and entertainment for the all day!

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Pane, vino e pesciolino

Village festival with music and entertainment and free distribution of "Aole" on sunday at 2.00 pm

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Tombola dei prodotti tipici del Trentino per la solidarietà

Music, gastronomy, entertainment and Tombola for charity on sunday afternoon

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Sagra di Sant’Antonio

Traditional festival with typical food, music and entertainment

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Food truck festival

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Festa di S.Vigilio

Traditional festival with music and typical food

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Montegar le caore come sti ani

Goats going to the mountain pastures

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Sagra di San Vigilio - Town festival

Festival in honour of St. Vigilio, the patron saint of Moena. Organized by the Moena Musical Band

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Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Holy day of patron Saints Peter and Paul in Soraga

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Traditional town festival with music, food and sport

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Feast in "Ciajeole". Popular party with typical food, itinerant music bands and handicraft exhibitions

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Chefs, games and fires

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Alpine festival. Music and regional gastronomy

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Alpine Troops Feast

Organized by A.N.A. Group of Moena

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The suburb of Monzon celebrates its patron saint S.Anna

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