Booking your holiday at Dream House, located in Castellammare del Golfo, in the province of Trapani, in Sicily, you can attend to the festivals and historical re-enactments organized every year in this beautiful region.
SAINT RITA HISTORICAL PARADE
On the second last Sunday of May, in Castelvetrano takes place the historical parade of Saint Rita. The procession was born thanks to the devotion of the faithful who welcomed with joy the arrival of the statue of the Saint in the city of Castelvetrano. The procession, once entirely based on religious tradition, has now become a real theatrical show in 15th century costume. In fact, the impressive parade includes flag-wavers, tambourines, musicians, medieval dancers, representatives of the nobility and hundreds of figures. The parade snakes through the streets of the city, showing elements linked to the Spanish and Aragonese tradition as the historical re-enactment of the Investiture of Carlo D’Aragona Tagliavia as the first prince of the town.
SUMMER JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Summer Jazz Festival takes place from 2007 in the Tonnara di Bordonaro, Palermo. Founded by some Associations that together constitute the New Jazz, the festival has also the purpose to enhance and promote the sites in which the events are organized. The event, already full of numerous concerts, is made even more interesting by the seminars and workshops held by music teachers of international level. Everything takes place from 15 to 21 July, giving visitors a new type of tourist-cultural holiday.
SEA PROCESSION AND 1718 HISTORICAL REENACTMENT
Every year, the 1718 historical event is celebrated in Castellamare del Golfo. The celebrations for the patron saint of the city, Madonna del Soccorso, take place between 19 and 21 August, attracting thousands of visitors fascinated by one of the most characteristic shows: the re-enactment of the naval battle between the English and the Spaniards that took place in front of the coast of Castellamare. The episode is faithfully reproduced using sound and pyrotechnic effects that make the idea of what happened, accompanying the procession of the Madonna with evocative music.
San Vito Lo Capo, a beautiful town in northwestern Sicily, enclosed by the Zingaro and Monte Cofano nature reserves, hosts one of the most characteristic and spectacular events in the region: the Kite Festival. The event that takes place in May in the beach of San Vito is full of evocative performances. For the day, these ancient toys show their best, built with the most different materials, rice paper, leaves, with drawings of animals and flowers, the kites entertain with their evolutions thousands of visitors arrived for the festival.
COUS COUS FEST
One of the most anticipated events in Sicily; the Cous Cous Fest, takes place in September with the amazing background of San Vito Lo Capo. The event includes several events, free shows, concerts, insights with prestigious guests, but the real protagonist is the couscous that is cooked in more than 40 recipes from the most extravagant to the most traditional and served in the typical Houses of Cous Cous, set up in different parts of the village and the beach.