Festivals & Pageants in Sicily, Italy | Historical Parades, Food Festivals, Costumed Processions, Ceremonies, Folklore Events


Festivals & Pageants in Sicily
Historical Parades, Food Festivals, Costumed Processions, Folk Ceremonies

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This is a partial list of local festivals, fairs and costumed events. To verify the exact dates, please contact the local tourist board.
  • Piana degli Albanesi: Greek Orthodox Ritual and Procession (in April and May).
  • Acireale: Traditional Carnival (February).
    Christmas Nativity Scene (December).
  • Trapani: "Stations of the Cross" Historical Celebration and Passion Play (Good Friday).
  • Adrano: Historical "La Diavolata" Passion Play (Easter).
  • Caltanisetta: "I Misteri" Costumed Celebration (Maundy Thursday).
  • Castelbuono: Medieval Games and Tournament (August).
  • Siracusa: Historical water parade and games (August).
    Santa Lucia Festival (December 13 and 20).
  • Messina: Historical Procession of the Giants (August).
  • Monterosso Almo: Living Nativity Scene (December 26).
  • Taormina: Rally of Sicilian Costumes and Carts (April).
  • Palermo: Santa Rosalia Folklore Festival and Procession (July).
    Fishermen's Festival (September 27).
  • Trecastagni: Sant'Alfio Procession of Costumes and Carts (May).
  • Catania: Feast Day of Sant'Agata (first week of February).
  • San Fratello: The Devils of San Fratello (Easter Week).
  • San Cataldo: Descent From the Cross (Good Friday).
Giuseppe Tambè contributed a wonderful story about Easter pageants in Sicily.
           
Santa Lucia


Piana degli Albanesi


Sciacca


Sciacca



San Fratello

Trapani


San Cataldo



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