Carnival of Santa Croce sull’Arno 2018 – Ninety years and do not feel them!

24 January 2018 by Federica Ghimenti
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The year was 1928 and in Santa Croce sull’Arno the first Carnival masquerade was born. From that day many have passed under the bridges. There were several stops: the Second World War, the riots of the strikes … But the passion has never vanished and since the seventies the editions have followed each year regularly, becoming the longest continuous period.

Our Carnival resists thanks to the work of the four groups that compete for the most beautiful masquerade: Gli Spensierati, Il Nuovo Astro, La Nuova Luna and La Lupa. The carnevalai take months to prepare for the big event, inside their big rooms, where they prepare the car with characters in paper mache and unthinkable Carnival costumes worthy of an art gallery.

For this reason the Carnival in Santa Croce is called “Carnevale d’Autore”, to reward the originality, the art and the skilful craftsmanship of its citizens.

This year, to celebrate the ninety years of the event, the Committee presents a book that collects photos, memories, songs, history and anecdotes of the Canevale. An important document that celebrates the men and traditions of a community, which serves to stop the salient points of these almost one hundred years, which pays tribute to the characters of Santa Croce sull’Arno, the true masks that deserve to be remembered. Extravagant people who in some respects were already ahead of the time they lived.

But a book is not enough so the invitation is to participate in this year’s masked courses that have funny and pungent themes, just like their authors

In order of exit for the first day:

1 – La lupa con “90 La paura” (“90 The fear”)
2 – Il Nuovo Astro con “La notte piccola per noi”  (“The night is little for us”)
3 – La Nuova Luna con “Vada come vada stà a sentì che botta” (“Go as you go, listen what a bang”)
4  – Gli Spensierati con “Se un lo capite vi si fa un disegnino” (“If you can’t understand it, we will make a little drawing”)


The order will go to climb on the following Sundays.The program is as follows:MASKED COURSES

28 JANUARY 4 AND 11 FEBRUARY 2018

EVENTUAL RECOVERY 18 FEBRUARY

THE TRIO FIO COMPAGNIA PRESENTS THE FASHION SHOWS

ENTERTAINMENT BY DJ FRITZ OF LIMONAIA

GUEST OF HONOR THE FIRST SUNDAY DON BACKY

Sunday 28/01/2018

ribbon cutting 2018 year 90s carnival edition

carefree band

performance angels and demons parade of the 4 groups Sunday

04/02 street artists

parade 4 groups Sunday 11/02

buskers

masked parade of elementary school children

carducci copernico pastures of the school carnival project

extraction of the winning carnival lottery tickets

award ceremony of the carnival groups of the 90th edition

of the santacrocese carnival also on Sundays

markets

animation for children by CLOWN FAGIOLINO

workshop for children by ART IN WOOD OF YOUR INGEGNO

… and don’t forgrt to buy the new book with DVD included “90 Carnevale d’Autore”!

CasaLina & CasAlfredo