Carnival of Schignano

The Carnival of Schignano
 Saturday and Tuesday before Lent.

The most famous Carnival of Lake Como is the Carnival of Schignano.

The Carnival' s show perform a theatrical display of the disparity between opposites, it is based on the contrast of two different masks, the bei / belli (beautiful),  and the brut / brutti (ugly)."il bello" mask has a wellsmoothed surface and it is very carefully carved, the "Brutto" mask is out of the proportion and the effect is a generally deformity of the face.Carnevale marked the end of the old year and brought promise of the new one as the males left for far away places in search of work. Those who met with success are seen in the faces of the bei, while the ones who lucked out are depicted in the brut).

The stage is the main square and the small paths of the village. The wood masks are one of the trademark of this event and some of them are 200 years old. 

The Carnival happens on Saturday just before Ash Wednesday.

 

Il Bello
Il Brutto
la Ciocia

Sapeur e La sigurtà
Il carlisep
The wood mask
 
Other masks are:
"La ciocia": she is the wife of the "Bello"that has spent all her life working for the husband.

The sapeur and the sigurtà: this strange masks are opening the procession, the "sapeur" have a blackened face and is dressed in sheepskins; the Segurtà rapresents the person that assures the safety during the procession. Five or six musicians follow the procession playing marches and songs.

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - CARNIVAL OF CHILDREN
14 Meeting in Piazza San Giovanni (Occagno) masks "miniature"
14:30 Parade until Auvrascio and return

Thursday, February 12 - FESTIVAL OF BOILED MIXED

"Fat Thursday" by appointment in the late afternoon at the multipurpose hall, near the sports field, with tasting of boiled, music and fun in mask together with the Association Friends Pro Schignano.

Saturday, February 14, 2015
13:45 Meeting of traditional masks in Piazza San Giovanni (Occagno)
14:30 Parade through the streets of the country, until the village and return Auvrascio
21:00 (Civic Center) Veglione masked

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
13:45 Meeting of traditional masks in Piazza San Giovanni (Occagno)
14:30 Parade through the streets of the country, until the village and return Auvrascio
16:00 Escape Carlisep
21:30 Veglione with Fughéta to Carpigo
23:30 Procession with Zep and burned at midnight in Piazza San Giovanni



 

 

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