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Satriano's Carnival

25.02.2017 - 26.02.2017

The Rumita and the walking forest

Unique event of its kind in Italy. In Satriano di Lucania, the 25th and 26th of February, as many as 131 participants (one per each of Basilicata’s municipalities) dressed as trees and covered in leaves walk the streets brushing against doors. The “Rumita” is a vegetable man, a silent mask that moves with only the sound of wind in the leaves. Those visited by the “Rumita” must respect his silence and give a few coins in return for the good omen.

The “Rumita” offers a message of eco-friendly values, and inspires a reconnection with the Earth and renewed respect of its rhythms.

A truly unusal event well worth the trip.

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How to get there


Satriano, Potenza