The Carnival of Putignano is one of the oldest in Europe having been celebrated annually since the year 1394. The Carnevale di Putignano as it is called in Italian is one of Puglia’s most important popular festivals. The events, include four parades, three on the Sunday’s leading up to Lent and one on the night of Shrove Tuesday. Artisan-crafted papier-mâché allegorical floats, choreographed bands of masked merrymakers stream through the streets to the sound of live music and cheering crowds.
The traditional mask of the Carnival of Putignano, with origins from the 50s, is the Farinella. The name derives from Farinella, a local recipe (along with the typical Carnival sweets) and also has a certain similarity with Harlequin.

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