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St.Efisio parade: the 2019 edition

St.Efisio parade: the 2019 edition

In Sardinia, May 1st is synonymous with the St. Efisio parade, the warrior martyr patron of the island. According to the historicals in 1656 – he appeared in a dream to the Viceroy Count of Lemos, asking for the vote of a procession in exchange for the liberation of Sardinia from the plague. A religious […]

Holy Week in Sardinia: Easter origins and traditions

Holy Week in Sardinia: Easter origins and traditions

The rites of Holy Week in Sardinia sink in the archaic rites of the Mediterranean populations, linked to the cult of the renewal of the land and the seasons. The pagan divinities were attributed to the flourishing of nature, but with the arrival of the Jewish religion first and then Christianity, the contamination between religious […]

The Palabanda riot: the last act of rebellion against the Savoy

The Palabanda riot: the last act of rebellion against the Savoy

The Palabanda riot was the last act of rebellion undertaken by the people of Cagliari against the Savoy’s government. Even though locals are used to call it the “Palabanda conspiracy“, history reveals a different scenario: among the population of Cagliari, exhausted by taxes to maintain the splendor of Vittorio Emanuele I’s court (who moved to […]

Sa die de sa Sardigna: Sardinian people’s day

Sa die de sa Sardigna: Sardinian people’s day

Sa die de sa Sardigna is the day of Sardinian pride, of social redemption and of the expulsion of the Piedmontese: a day of awakening from the Savoy domination that still remains imprinted in the hearts and memories of all Sardinian people. The feast, established in 1993 with the Regional Law n. 44 of 14 […]

Ghost towns of Sardinia

Ghost towns of Sardinia

Ghost towns of Sardinia There are many reasons to love Sardinia: the beaches, the crystal clear sea, the fragrant air and the intact traditions in most of its territory. But the truest, deepest reason is perhaps its ability to amaze anyone, from tourists to the inhabitants themselves, who never stop to discover it. And amazement […]

Carnival in Sardinia: the mysteries of the Sardinian masks

Carnival in Sardinia: the mysteries of the Sardinian masks

  Carnival in Sardinia has many facets, but it mainly deals with mystery, fear, cowbells’sound, streets packed with Sardinian Masks, each with a particular history and meaning. The atmosphere, especially in Barbagia’s villages, is totally different from the merry one you may experience all over Italy: this is because Carnival in Sardinia evokes ancient farming […]