The traditions of the carnival in Sardinia are derived from ancient rites, linked mainly to rural and pastoral life and the cycle of the seasons.
In Sardinia, the Carnival represents an extraordinary event and is really different from the others carnivals! The Carnival offers an important choice of traditional and impressive masks, made of wood and wearing animal skins, cowbells and woolen jackets (gabbanu).
These masks are lost in the mists of time, they refer to agropastoral rites and are bode well for the activity of the field for the year to come.
They are also called "Mascaras Brutas" cause they sad and have nothing to do with the typical carnival full of color and fun.
"On Carrasecare" begins on January 16, the eve of Sant' Antonio. In the countries where they originate masks, in that day they light bonfires in the streets and masked people come out and turn around the fire, in a kind of blessing.
From that day, until Shrove Tuesday, each country in Sardinia celebrates its own carnival and each event is accompanied by local products : wine, pancakes and boiled mutton...
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