Six days surrounded by masks, colors, music and especially entertainment. It’s the historical Carnival in Offida: for its 2013 edition, this awaited moment of the year has a rich calendar of events ant things to do. And it’s an appointment that you cannot miss during a weekend in the province of Ascoli Piceno.
The Offida historical Carnival 2013 starts on February 7 with the event Bambini in maschera (“Masked children”), set in the Serpente Aureo Theater (the entrance is free for children). While February 8 it’s the day of the Lu bov fint: an ox-shaped outline will parade through the streets of the city, carried by a cheerful cortège.
On February 9 and 10 there will be two all-night dances: both of them will start at 10pm in the halls of the Serpente Aureo Theater. And this theater will be the location for the Veglionissimo di Carnevale (“Big Carnival all-night dance”), on February 11: at Midnight the historical Congreghe (“Clans”) of Offida will enter in the stage and in the parterre.
Lastly, on February 12, there will be the main event of the Carnival 2013 in Offida: it’s the Mardi Gras, in Piazza del Popolo: at 3pm will occur Maschere in festa (“Maks in the feast”); at 7pm there will be the Vlurd, a giant pyre.
For the complete program of the historical Carnival 2013 in Offida, visit the official website Inoffida.it.
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Via Mariano Pallottini, Good Things From Italy