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Silanus Carnival

“Silanus CarnivalPiazza Carraghentu

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Until a few years ago it was a tradition among the young and less young people to organize in small groups, in the cold carnival nights, dressed as "maimones", the typical ancient mask of the village. These were achieved with the caps, "carazzas", which covered the whole face, keeping only two small slits for the eyes. In addition, they were adorned with old clothes, habits, or extravagant dresses.

In addition, the strange way of walking and the camouflage of the voices made "sos maimones” unrecognizable people. Dressed in this way, people used to go around the houses of relatives and friends who offered cakes and glasses of wine as a generous reward for creating fun and hilarious skits. Of course you did not have the right to the invitation, as long as the homeowners do not guess who was hiding under masks. The scenes could last for hours! Sufficient time to mess up the house of the unlucky owners! Unfortunately, this wonderful tradition has fallen into disuse.

Sunday and Shrove Tuesday the carnival proceeds with the parade of allegorical carts, through the streets of the country, ending in Piazza dei Mille. During the evening a competition named “su porcu a pilu” is held. The winner will be the one who will succeed, at a glance, to guess the weight of the pig exposed to the public in a small enclosure.

A peculiar lottery that usually ends with the offer of the prize (the pig) to the whole community, reflecting the generosity of Silanus’people and their festive character. In fact, the win becomes an opportunity to extend the festivities for another week. And so the first Sunday of Lent, the pig will be cooked and offered to all, along with a good red wine and the inevitable "Ballu Sardu”, the typical Sardinian dance.

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