2017, Feb 18-28 - Sciacca Carnival
117th edition Carnival of Sciacca 2017, on 18 and 19 February and 25 to 28 February. Parades of floats through the streets of the city. The Carnival of Sciacca is one of the best-known events that are held in the town during the carnival. The origins of the Carnival of Sciacca, a town in the province of Agrigento, date back to a very ancient period, perhaps to Roman times, when they were celebrated the Saturnals, and their king was sacrificed; other hypotheses, more likely, to 1616 when the viceroy Ossuna decided that the last day of celebration everyone had to dress in costume.