St. Anthony Bonfires in Mamoiada

St. Anthony Bonfires in Mamoiada © Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina, Archive Carnival King of Europe
17 minutes / Colour / 2014
Directed by
Michele Trentini

Anthropologist Giovanni Kezich

Country of production Italy

Series Carnival King of Europe

St. Anthony’s Day marks the first annual outing of the celebrated Sardinian Mamuthones with their blackened shepherd’s outfit, carefully directed by their eternal antagonists, the Issohadores.

This film is part of Carnival King of Europe DVD 7 - THE PASTORAL LEGACY. The living icons of an idealized pastoral past can often be detected behind the masquerade, revealed by the abundance of fleece in the costumes and the tinkling of bells.

Films included in DVD 7: One day in Begnishte (7 minutes), The Silvesters of Urnäsch (12:30 minutes), The Day of the Masks on the Karst (14 minutes), The Day of the Rams in Gljev (17 minutes), St. Anthony Bonfires in Mamoiada (17 minutes).

Region South-East Europe

Country Italy

Keywords Festivals / Carnival Folklore