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SANT'IBENIA
Month: APRIL
Date: 30 APRIL
Locality: Cuglieri
Duration: 2 DAYS
Province: OR
- the religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)


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Name : Sant'Efisio
Month: May
Date: 01 May
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Cagliari
Duration: 1 day

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Cavalier parade
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two -or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)

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Name : San Bachisio
Month: May
Date: 10 May
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Loceri
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special foods
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Cavalier parade
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and othere sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends with other representations in the village)

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Name : Santa Giusta
Month: May
Date: 14 May
Province: Oristano
Locality: S. Giusta
Duration: 4 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Fireworks
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two
- or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen with wreathed yokes of oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and othere sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competition
- Naval competitions and spectacles (parades and competitions between boats)

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Name : Sant'Isidoro
Month: May
Date: 15 May
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Genoni
Duration: 2 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Cavalier parade
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)

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Name : Fishing Sagra
Month: May
Date: 31 May
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Dorgali
Duration: 1 day

- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special foods
- Exhibition of local handicrafts
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)

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Name : Sant'Isidoro
Month: May
Date: II Sunday
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Sinnai
Duration: 4 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two -or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name : La Cavalcata Sarda
Month: May
Date: The last Sunday but one
Province: Sassari
Locality: Sassari
Duration: First days

- Procession in traditional costumes and horsemen
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Equestrian Competitions

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Name : San Giorgio
Month: May
Date: The last Sunday
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Guspini
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Parade of horsemen
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)

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Name : Our Lady of the Sea
Month: May
Date: The last Sunday
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Orosei
Duration: 2 days

- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)
- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Procession to the sea
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special food

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Name: Fair of horse
Month: June
Date: 02 June
Province: Oristano
Locality: Santulussurgiu
Duration: 2 days

- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)

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Name : Sant'Antonio da Padova
Month: June
Date: 13 June
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Arbus
Duration: 2 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)

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Name: San Basilio
Month: June
Date: 14 June
Province: Sassari
Locality: Sennori
Duration: 2 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Parade of horsemen
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name: San Vito
Month: June
Date: 15 June
Province: Cagliari
Locality: San Vito
Duration: 2 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Parade of horsemen
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name: San Pietro
Month: June
Date: 29 June
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Bosa
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Exhibitions of local handicrafts
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and othere sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)
- Procession on the sea (or on the river)

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Name: San Pietro
Month: June
Date: 29 June
Province: Oristano
Locality: Baratili San Pietro
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Parade of horsemen
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name : Santa Maria della Rosa
Month: July
Date: 02 July
Province: Oristano
Locality: Seneghe
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Parade of horsemen
- Big bonfires which are lit the evening before the feast in the villages or squares
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name: S'Ardia
Month: July
Date: 06 July
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Sedilo
Duration: 2 days

- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)
- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Traditional equestrian competitions (ardie, pairs, "sa pudda" race) This is a famous rural festival which takes place within the large fence of "cumbessias" and "lollas" which encloses the Sanctuary of Santu Antine in Sedilo. Ardia is one of the most ancient and evocative festivals in Sardinia. This is dedicated to Costantino, the Roman Emperor who was called Santu Antine but never canonised, and it celebrates his victory against Massenzio at Milvio bridge. On the 6th and 7th July this feast reaches its climax with a spectacular and frantic horse-race called "S'Ardia". Along its particularly uneven route, there are horsemen from all over the Island dressed in their local traditional costumes.

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Name: Santa Marina
Month: July
Date: 17 July
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Villanovaforru
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Dance in the central square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Parade of horsemen
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name: Santo Simmaco
Month: July
Date: 19 July
Province: Oristano
Locality: Simaxis
Duration: 2 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the central square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)

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Name: Santa Maria Maddalena
Month: July
Date: 22 July
Province: Oristano
Locality: Paulilatino
Duration: 4 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the central square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Exhibitions of local handicraft
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Traditional equestrian competitions (ardie, pairs, "sa pudda" race)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name: Santa Maria Maddalena
Month: July
Date: 22 July
Province: Sassari
Locality: La Maddalena
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special foods
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competition
- Naval competitions and spectacles (parades and competitions between boats)

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Name: San Giacomo
Month: July
Date: 25 July
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Orosei
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the central square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name: Sant' Anna
Month: July
Date: 26 July
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Sant'Anna Arresi
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the central square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name : San Palmerio
Month: July
Date: The second Monday
Province: Oristano
Locality: Ghilarza
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the central square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Parade of horsemen
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and othere sacred songs in the Sardinian language
- Traditional equestrian competitions (ardie, pairs, "sa pudda" race)

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Name: San Giovanni Battista
Month: July
Date: The third Monday
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Quartu S. Elena
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the central square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)

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Name: Madonna d'Itria
Month: July
Date: The last Monday
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Gavoi
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special foods
- Dance in the central square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Parade of horsemen
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)
- Traditional equestrian competitions (ardie, pairs, "sa pudda" race)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competition
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Name: Assunta
Month: August
Date: 14 August
Province: Sassari
Locality: Nulvi
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Procession with vowed huge church candles (which are called "candelieri")
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions
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Name : The "Candelieri"
Month: August
Date: 14 August
Province: Sassari
Locality: Sassari
Duration: 2 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Procession with vowed huge church candles (which are called "candelieri")
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)

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Name: Assunta
Month: August
Date: 15 August
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Domusnovas
Duration: 8 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the central square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name: Assunta
Month: August
Date: 15 August
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Orgosolo
Duration: 7 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the central square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Parade of horsemen
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Traditional equestrian competitions (ardie, pairs, "sa pudda" race)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name : Assunta
Month: August
Date: 15 August
Province: Oristano
Locality: Oristano
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and othere sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions
- Procession to the sea
- Naval competitions and spectacles (parades and competitions between boats)

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Name: San Lussorio
Month: August
Date: 21 August
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Oliena
Duration: 7 days

- Religious procession
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Parade of horsemen
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name: San Lussorio
Month: August
Date: 21 August
Province: Oristano
Locality: Santulussurgiu
Duration: 4 days

- Religious procession
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Parade of horsemen
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Traditional equestrian competitions (ardie, pairs, "sa pudda" race)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name : Sant'Agostino
Month: August
Date: 21 August
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Belvì
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name: Sant'Agostino
Month: August
Date: 28 August
Province: Oristano
Locality: Abbasanta
Duration: 10 days

- Religious procession
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special foods
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Parade of horsemen
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)
- Traditional equestrian competitions (ardie, pairs, "sa pudda" race)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name: Santa Sabina
Month: August
Date: 29 August
Province: Sassari
Locality: Pattada
Duration: 4 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Parade of horsemen
- Exhibition of local handicrafts
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name: Matrimonio Mauritano
Month: August
Date: First Sunday
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Santadi
Duration: 1 day

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)

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Name: Palio di Fonni
Month: August
Date: First Sunday
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Fonni
Duration: 3 days

- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Parade of horsemen
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)
- Traditional equestrian competitions (ardie, pairs, "sa pudda" race)

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Name: Su Consolu
Month: August
Date: First Monday
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Orune
Duration: 5 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special foods
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Parade of horsemen
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)
- Traditional equestrian competitions (ardie, pairs, "sa pudda" race)

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Name: Santa Lucia
Month: August
Date: The third Sunday
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Uta
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)

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Name: Santissimo Redentore
Month: August
Date: The last Sunday but one
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Nuoro
Duration: 2 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)

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Name: Madonna della Difesa
Month: September
Date: 08 September
Province: Sassari
Locality: StintinoUta
Duration: 7 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Fireworks
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competition
- Procession to the sea (or to the river)
- Naval competitions and spectacles (parades and competitions between boats)

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Name: Santa Vittoria
Month: September
Date: 11 September
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Serri
Duration: 2 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)

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Name: Sant' Elena
Month: September
Date: 14 September
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Quartu S. Elena
Duration: 6 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special foods
- Fireworks At the same time there is the Sagra of the grape which is a festival for the grape harvest and in honour of the Saints that in this period takes place in Quartu and in many other Sardinian villages.

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Name: San Maurizio
Month: September
Date: 22 September
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Calasetta
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Fireworks
- Parade of horsemen
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competition
- Naval competitions and spectacles (parades and competitions between boats)

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Name: Sant' Anastasia
Month: September
Date: 23 September
Province: Sassari
Locality: Buddusò
Duration: 5 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions
- Naval competitions and spectacles (parades and competitions between boats)

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Name: Santi Cosima and Damiano
Month: September
Date: 27 September
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Lanusei
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name: Madonna del Miracolo
Month: September
Date: 29 September
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Bitti
Duration: 4 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Traditional equestrian competitions (ardie, pairs, "sa pudda" race)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name: San Salvatore
Month: September
Date: First Sunday
Province: Oristano
Locality: Cabras
Duration: 2 days

- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)
- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Fireworks
- Novena Nine days before this festival many people from Cabras go to the "cumbessias" that surrounds the ancient church of S. Salvatore. The day before the festival a long procession accompanies the statue of S. Salvatore to the Sanctuary. The day of the Festival, following a very evocative rite, hundreds of shoeless young people dressed in white run for 12 km to bring the statue back to the village. This rite evokes the saving of this statue which happened in the sixteenth century during a Barbary invasion.

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Name : Our Lady of Grace
Month: September
Date: First Sunday
Province: Sassari
Locality: Palau
Duration: 7 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Fireworks
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions
- Procession to the sea
- Naval competitions and spectacles (parades and competitions between boats)

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Name : Madonna di Cracaxia
Month: September
Date: The Second Sunday
Province: Oristano
Locality: Mogoro
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Parade of horsemen
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name : Santa Sabina
Month: September
Date: The Third Monday
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Silanus
Duration: 9 days

- Religious procession
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special foods
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)

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Name : Santa Maria de is Aquas
Month: September
Date: The last Monday but one
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Sardara
Duration: 4 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)

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Name : Santa Greca
Month: September
Date: The last Sunday
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Decimomannu
Duration: 5 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Parade of horsemen
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)

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Name : Madonna del Rimedio
Month: September
Date: The last Sunday
Province: Sassari
Locality: Ozieri
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Fireworks
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name : Santa Barbara
Month: October
Date: 04 October
Province: Sassari
Locality: Bonorva
Duration: 2 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Fireworks
- Parade of horsemen
- Big bonfires which are lit the evening before the feast in the villages or squares
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)

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Name : Santa Sofia
Month: October
Date: 15 October
Province: Oristano
Locality: Morgongiori
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Parade of "traccas" (decorated carts which are hauled by oxen or by tractors which accompany the most solemn processions)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)

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Name : Madonna del Rosario
Month: October
Date: First Sunday
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Gesturi
Duration: 3 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Parade of horsemen
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name : The Grace
Month: October
Date: The second Sunday
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Siniscola
Duration: 4 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Name : Sagra of the Chestnuts
Month: October
Date: The last Sunday
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Aritzo
Duration: 2 days

- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special foods
- Fireworks
- Exhibition of local handicrafts
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Festival of agricultural products and cattle fair

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Name : San Martino
Month: November
Date: 11 November
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Sanluri
Duration: 2 days

- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Big bonfires which are lit the evening before the feast in the villages or squares
- Exhibition of local handicrafts
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Festivals of agricultural products and cattle fair

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Date: Carnival (Sunday and Tuesday)
Province: Oristano
Locality: Oristano
Duration: 2 days
Name : Sartiglia
- Carnival masks
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Equestrian Competitions This is a horse race in which both young and old people, who have their faces covered by typical masks, ride richly adorned horses. "Su componidori" is the master of this festival. After the ritual dressing, "Su Componidori" rides along the roads of the town followed by horsemen and people in traditional costumes. During this festival the horsemen must show their riding skills. There is "the race to the star" (if the horsemen manages to pierce the centre of the star with his sword there will be abundant crops) and the pair race" which is a spectacular and dangerous competition.


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Date: Carnival (Sunday and Tuesday)
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Mamoiada
Duration: 2 days
Name: Carnival
- Carnival masks
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special foods Between Sunday and Shrove Tuesday a there are parades of people wearing characteristic and charming masks from Nuoro called "mammuthones" and "issokadores".


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Date: Carnival (Thursday, Sunday and
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Ottana
Duration: 3 days
Name : Carnival
- Carnival masks
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special foods Between Thursday before Lent and Shrove Tuesday people wearing the traditional masks called "boes" which look like oxen and the so called "merdules" which are wooden masks covered in pig skin, pass through the village.


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Date: Carnival (Thursday, Sunday and
Province: Sassari
Locality: Tempio Pausania
Duration: 3 days
Name : Carnival
- Carnival masks
- Procession of Carnival floats
- Trial and bonfire of the Carnival puppet
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special foods The Carnival from Tempio is one of the most famous Carnivals in Sardinia. It has a strong satiric and buffoonish tone with its Carnival floats and masked groups. It starts on the Thursday before Lent and ends on Shrove Tuesday of the following week. On the Thursday before Lent King Giorgio who is the main character of the Carnival from Tempio, is introduced to the people. The following Sunday, after the marriage between King Giorgio and Mennena, fritters are cooked in the central square. On Shrove Tuesday the Carnival ends. King Giorgio is sentenced and burnt.

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Date: Easter time
Province: Sassari
Locality: Alghero
Duration: 1 days
Name : S'Iscravamentu
- Iscravamentu
- Religious procession The crucifixion of Christ represents one of the most particular ceremonies of the Holy Week in Alghero.

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Date: Easter time
Province: Sassari
Locality: Castelsardo
Duration: 1 days
Name : Lunissanti
- Mysteries
- Religious procession
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language) The evening torch-light procession and the songs by the Confraternity, which have not changed in over 7 centuries are very charming and evocative.

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Date: Easter Day
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Oliena
Duration: 1 days
Name : S'Incontru
- Incontru (which means meeting in the Sardinian language)
- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special foods This is the most famous ceremony of "s'incontru" on the Island on Easter Sunday

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Date: First Sunday after Easter
Province: Sassari
Locality: Oschiri
Duration: 7 days
Name : Our Lady of Castro
- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Date: Second Sunday after Easter
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Sant'Antioco
Duration: 4 days
Name : Sant'Antioco
- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Fireworks
- Parade of horsemen
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions
- Naval competitions and spectacles (parades and competitions between boats)

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Date: Second Sunday after Easter
Province: Oristano
Locality: Palmas Arborea
Duration: 2 days
Name : Sant'Antioco
- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Date: Monday after Easter
Province: Nuoro
Locality: Tonara
Duration: 3 days
Name : Festival of almond nougat
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special foods
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Date: Whit Sunday
Province: Sassari
Locality: Porto Torres
Duration: 2 days
Name : Gavino Proto and Gianuaro Saints
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Free distribution of wine, sweets, pancakes or other special foods
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competition
- Procession to the sea
- Naval competitions and spectacles (parades and competitions between boats)

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Date: The Sunday after Whit Sunday
Province: Sassari
Locality: Codrongianos
Duration: 2 days
Name : Santissima Trinità of Saccargia
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Poetry competition in the Sardinian language using the typical verses of the Island tradition. Two or more singers improvise verses about topics which they are told only at the beginning of the competition
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Rural festival (sometimes it starts in the countryside and ends in the village)
- Games, traditional challenges and sporting competitions

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Date: The Tuesday after Whit Sunday
Province: Cagliari
Locality: Portoscuso
Duration: 3 days
Name : Madonna d'Itria
- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Fireworks
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Procession to the sea
- Naval competitions and spectacles (parades and competitions between boats)

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Date: The Tuesday after Whit Sunday
Province: Oristano
Locality: Paulilatino
Duration: 3 days
Name : Madonna d'Itria
- Religious procession
- Procession in traditional costumes
- Folk spectacles: dances in costume, tenor songs, songs accompanied by guitar, etc.
- Dance in the square accompanied by a band, an accordionist or a launeddas player
- Parade of horsemen
- Fireworks
- Sardinian traditional music (with accordions, barrel-organs, launeddas, etc)
- Gosos or goccius (sacred ancient songs from Spain dating from seventeenth century in honour of the saint they are dedicate to and other sacred songs in the Sardinian language)

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