Monday, June 27, 2016

Festa Di san Giovanni 2016

The 24th of June is the festa of San Giovanni in Turin, San Giovanni as the gaurdian Saint of the city. As per every year, a costume parade was held in the center and followed by the bonfire in piazza Castello which will according to tradition decieds the fate of the coming year of the city.




The parade.....



Gianduja, a mask in commedia dell'arte that represents the archetypal Piedmontese



The dance....






The horsemen ( and horsewomen )....





The royal costumes.....


 

The Farò ( Falò), according to tradition it fell on the side which will bring good fortune to Turin.

2 comments:

bill burke said...

Looks like the people enjoyed the celebration! The bonfire really lit up the piazza. Thanks for sharing.

William Kendall said...

I love that last shot. Even the horses look quite festive!