Monday, 13 May 2013

Carnival of Termini Imerese

 

Italian Post Office has issued a regular stamp in the “Il folclore italiano” (Italian folklore) series, dedicated to the Carnival of Termini Imerese on February 4, 2013

The Carnival of Termini Imerese  is the oldest Carnival in Sicily which is held since  1876. This historical event is organized by the city of Termini Imerese, in collaboration with Feedback.

Between Mount San Calogero and a beautiful bay overlooking Capo Zafferano, stands Termini Imerese.

 

Close up

The stamp was designed by Maria Carmela Perrini. The cartoon depicts, within a linear frame, a float with papier-mâché puppets typical Carnival Termitano and in the background, Monte San Calogero, in the upper right depicts the masks u ca Nannu 'Nanna figures that have characterized the event since its origin.

 

The traditional floats parade through the streets of town, the papier-mâché creations , designed and produced by local artisans, will be accompanied by groups in costume who will involve visitors with their enthusiasm during this carnival.

 

The Termini Imerese Carnival is also an event to taste with a full-fledged menu of sweets, sweet dishes and delicacies.

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