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12th-14th April 2019
Vitré (F)
Méthodologie(s) de recherche sur les pratiques festives et carnavalesques
14th February 2019
Roma (I)
Carnevale. La Festa del mondo, di Giovanni Kezich
28th February - 1st-2nd March 2019
Melfi, Putignano, Matera (I)
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COMMON THEMES - Ritual ploughing

Ploughing the concrete pavement of the village main square is an act performed in a variety of carnival settings, and it is found at the main core of the ritual. A representation of sowing and harrowing the soil often does follow, as a clear indication of the original agrarian nature of carnival as a yearly rite to ensure fertility of soils and good harvests.



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val di Fassa - Trentino (I)
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of Jambol (BG)
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