The popular festivals of Salina are deeply felt by the inhabitants of the island. These represent an opportunity to remember and perpetuate rural traditions and ancient customs.
Despite the transformation of the island’s economy in recent decades, the natives do not forget their origins.
Between Catholic celebrations and village festivals, also passing through the festival in honor of San Bartolomeo, those who stay in Salina during these holidays will be able to discover and appreciate a more intimate side of the island, tasting typical dishes and products based on capers and cucunci.
Shrove Tuesday: “Sausage in the square” in Santa Marina Salina.
March 19: the Tavuliata di San Giuseppe in Malfa with the families of the town who prepare typical dishes to offer to the participants.
Third Sunday of March: the Tavuliata di San Giuseppe a Lingua with free tasting of typical dishes.
May 1: the Tavuliata di San Giuseppe in Leni on the occasion of the labor day with free tastings of dishes and typical products.
First Sunday of June: Caper Festival in Pollara with tasting of dishes and typical products based on capers and cucunces.
July 17: feast in honor of Santa Marina, patron saint of Santa Marina Salina.
July 23: party in honor of the Madonna del Terzito in Valdichiesa, a hamlet of Leni.
July 26: feast in honor of S. Anna in Capo Faro, a hamlet of Malfa.
August 7: feast in honor of San Gaetano in Rinella, a hamlet of Leni.
August 10: feast in honor of San Lorenzo, patron of Malfa.
August 27: feast in honor of San Bartolomeo, patron of Lingua.
September 8: feast in honor of Santa Maria Bambina in Malfa
Christmas period: representation of the living nativity scene
The final evening of all patronal feasts is characterized by fireworks which, in a suggestive musical version, illuminate the night of August in Santa Marina Salina.
During the summer season, moreover, the island’s municipal administrations organize a rich program of events such as free open-air cinema evenings, concerts of classical, rock and light music, theater performances, disco evenings under the stars.
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