Carnival in Barcellona P.G.
Colors, masks, extravagant costumes, delectable treats, flamboyant floats, and boundless revelry – that’s Carnival!
In Sicily, Carnival boasts ancient origins and is entwined with themes of abundance. It not only encompasses culinary delights but also exuberant festivities. Numerous cities are renowned for their unique celebration, each possessing its distinctive character. The Carnival of Acireale, situated in the province of Catania, stands out as one of Sicily’s oldest. Since the 19th century, local artisans have crafted elaborate floats, showcasing a perfect fusion of craftsmanship and creativity. Many consider it the premier celebration on the island!
Carnival festivities crescendo on Giovedì Grasso (Fat Thursday) and Martedì Grasso (Fat Tuesday), the last Thursday and Tuesday preceding Lent.
Traditional Sicilian sweets that take center stage during Carnival include ‘Fraviole‘, filled with either ricotta cheese or chocolate, and ‘Chiacchiere’ (as depicted in the picture). Additionally, the Sicilian Pignolata, native to Messina, resembles a lofty cake frosted with a dual layer of chocolate-infused brown and zesty white lemon. Its name derives from “pigna” the pine cone. Beneath the glaze, the base of the Sicilian pignolata comprises small fried batter balls shaped like pine cone petals, skillfully arranged into a distinctive cluster.
In conclusion, Carnival celebrations in Sicily represent a vibrant and cherished tradition.
Generally, carnival sweets are available in every bar you come across.