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Almond Blossom Festival
Where it is going to be celebrated?
The Festival of Almond Blossom in Agrigento
The Festival of Almond Blossom is a popular tradition that takes place every year in Agrigento in the first 10 days of February to celebrate the advance of the spring with the flowering of the almond tree, which brings together folk groups from all over the world.
The Story of the Almond Blossom Festival?
The festival was born in 1934 in Naro, a town in the province of Agrigento, with the intent to advertise local products of Sicily, in the frame of the advance spring and almond flowers. In 1937 the festival moved permanently to Agrigento and took the official name of the Almond Blossom Festival. The event begins to be enriched by the participation of local and foreign folk groups.
In 1941 the Festival was suspended due to the outbreak of the Second World War, until 1948 it was reborn in a series of editions richer. In 1966 it was saddened by the tragic event of the landslide of Agrigento.
Over the years it has maintained its cultural significance of peace among all peoples of the Earth. The highlight of the festival is always the lighting of the torch of friendship in front of the Temple of Concord, following a very impressive walk at sunset in the Valley of the Temples.
The following Sunday there is the Big Parade with all the folk groups, Sicilian carts and marching bands from the city to the Valley of the Temples, with a final show at the Temple of Concord and the awarding of the Golden Temple.
The Program of the Almond Blossom Festival is rish with presentations and spectacules of children and people from all ouer the world.
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