The colours of Sardinia – the 7th of August at Palau
Don’t miss this chance to discover authentic Sardinian folklore
Rediscovering the ancient and mysterious traditions of Sardinian folklore, a riot of colour, music and sounds that will surround you for a night through the streets of the historic center of Palau. The event is scheduled for Thursday, August 7th starting at 21.30 with a traditional parade, featuring masks, costumes and dances that present the most fascinating and mysterious side of Sardinia.
The occasion is the 1st edition of the "The colours of Sardinia", which plays host to some of the most representative carnival masks found on the island: the Boes e Merdules, which are typical of the carnival held at Ottana and which represent "an ox, and his master"; the famous Mamuthones costume covered with black sheepskins and noisy bells on the back, accompanied by the Issohadores recognizable by their white masks and red bodices, both typical of the Carnival at Mamoiada, a town in the mountainous heart of Sardinia.
To make the evening even more memorable, there will also be a costume parade and performances by three Sardinian folk groups: beautiful clothes in dazzling bright colours moving gently to the rhythm of su Ballu Tundu or su Passu Torrau. The perfect opportunity to join in the dances and learn the steps of the famous "ballo Sardo".