The little town Prizzi is located 85 km south to Palermo in Sicily near Italy. The town holds, once a year, dance of the devil ceremonies. The event preserves ancient paganic traditions from the Middle Age – the constant struggle between good and bad. The events and ceremonies are held through the “Holly Week”, the week before Easter.
The main events are dance ceremonies were the town residents wear devils masks and dance in tempo that symbol evil. On Palm Sunday, in the afternoon, a rider on a horse arrives to the town gates. During the festival, accommodation may be scarce owing to higher demands , therefore it is advisable to check accommodation prices and make reservations ahead of time.
The rider symbols Jesus who reaches the place in order to bless and start the fiestas. The fiestas last for a week and combine various parades, impressive ceremonies and prayers. The fiestas reach its climax on Easter Sunday.
The fiestas schedule can be found on Prizzi city council web site.
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