La Sartiglia

It is an ancient celebration that takes place in the centre of Oristano in February.

You can admire ancestral rites linked to the fertility and a medioeval tourney coming from Spain with the elegance of typical clothes decorated with laces and precious velvet.

The appointment is the last Sunday of Carnival and the Shrove Tuesday.

You can live the climate of a passed period, accompanied by drumbeats and trumpets.

The feast is organized by the “gremi” of the farmers and of the woodworkers who elect the “key” character on the Candelora day: that is “su compoidori” in ambiguous clothes neither of male nor of female with a veil and a top-hat and a mask with sweet and perfect features.

The knights and their horses get dressed in the stables in the morning and then they continue the feast in the historical centre.

The knights must threat a perforated silver star with their sword driven at a gallop on horses decorated with cockades and coloured ribbons; the pairs, composed of four knights on their horses, form figures of great equestrian ability; all that makes the Sartiglia an appointment not to miss.

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