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Acireale Carnival 2024

Sicily is known for its celebrations of carnival, but the celebrations in Acireale are considered to be truly remarkable

Dates: January 28–February 13, 2024

Acireale Carnival
Acireale Carnival

A party lasting the whole week sounds fantastic. Now imagine a party lasting a week with colorful parades of masked participants and huge floats! The aromatic atmosphere, created by the figures and statues made of lemons and oranges, will definitely boost your imagination even more. So, let's get into the details!

The parade

The parade is one of the carnival's main attractions. It features colorful floats, cheerful music bands, and plenty of paper-mâché masks. Piazza del Duomo serves as the launchpad for the event, so if you want to join it, head there. Then, the parade will snake its way through Corso Umberto, then turning left to Corso Italia, only to return to Piazza del Duomo. The parade will take place every weekend, on selected dates of the carnival.

The last day

The last day of the carnival (also known as the Mardi Gras evening) marks an end of all celebrations. You'll witness an award ceremony for the best floats and a memorable firework show. So, book your accommodation in advance and have a wonderful time!

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin