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Sicilian Festivals
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Piana degli Albanesi - Epiphany *
January 06th
Acireale - Feast of Saint Sebastian *
January 20th
Catania - Feast of Sant'Agata *
February 2nd-5th
Agrigento (Valley of the Temples) - Annual Almond Blossom & Folklore Festival
February-1st week
Acireale, Sciacca, & Mezzojuso - Carnevale * (Acireale Carnevale, it has been said is one of the most famous carnivals in Sicily.
Dates Vary
Salemi, Borgetto, San Biagio, Platani & Alcamo - Altars of Bread & Feast of San Giuseppe (All of Sicily).
March 19th
Prizzi (Palermo) - The Dance of the Devils, Sanfratello - The Giudei, Trapani - The Mysteries, Marsala - The Veronicas, Enna - Good Friday, and Aidone - The Santoni *
Monreale, Calatafimi - Feast of the Holy Cross
May 03rd
Siracusa - Festival of Santa Lucia delle Quaglie
May-1st Sunday
Trecastagni - Garlic Festival
May 12th
Troina - Laurel Festival
May 2nd-to-last-Sunday
Taormina - Sfilata del Carretto (Festival of the Sicilian Carts)
May-Last week
Sferracavallo - Feasts of SS. Cosimo & Damian *
June 18th
Palazzolo Acreide - Feast of San Paolo *
June 29th
Aci Trezza - Festival of the Fisherman **
Agrigento - Feast of St. Calogero *
July-1st & 2nd Sunday
Siracusa - Festival of the Sea
Enna - Madonna of the Visitation *
July 2nd
Palermo - Feast of Santa Rosalia * Annual Mountain procession to Mt. Pellegrino
July 10th-15th
Caltagirone - Feast of St. James (Also known as the Festival of Light because of the Vigil oil lamps lined on the stairway of the Santa Maria del Monte. The illumination forms highly decorative patterns against the ceramic tiles of the stairway. The patterns are changed every year depending on the placement of the oil lamps on the stairs. *
July 24th-25th
Piazza Armerina - Palio of the Normans *
August 13th-14th
Messina & Randazzo - Madonna of the Assumption *
August 15th
Gangi - Festa della Spiga (Corn Festival). Folkdancing, music and fireworks along with a procession in historical costumes. **
August-2nd week
Siracusa-Pilgimage of Madonna della Lacrime **
Aug 29th-Sept 3rd
Calasacibetta - Sagra di Buon Riposo is a food and folk festival.
September 1st-3rd
Catania - Festival of Maria SS Bambina. This festival features boats in procession and a Fisherman's Festival
September 8th
Tindari - Birth of the Virgin. This festival is also celebrated throughout the island.
September 8th
Altavilla Milicia - Madonna of the Milicia *
September 8th
Sferracavallo - Feasts of SS. Cosmas & Damian *
September 8th
Polizzi Generosa - Feast of the Hazelnuts **
Petralla Sottana - Sagra delle Castagne (Chestnut Festival)
October 6th
Zafferana Etnea - Autumn feasts on foods made with chestnuts, honey, mushrooms and wine. **
All Saints Day (Ognissanti) - Observed throughout Sicily.
November 1st
Il giorno del Morti (Day of the Dead) throughout Sicily families will visited the cemeteries of loved ones. Special cookies known as "Bones of the Dead" are made for this day.
November 2nd
Feast Day of St. Barbara *
December 4th
Custonaci, Scicli - Nativity Tableau *
December 24th-25th