Marriage Selargino: campidani tradition

Selargino Marriage is one of the most charming and special traditions that are handed down in Sardinia. In Selargius  when a couple get married all the village, with neighbors villages, participate actively in their party. The spouses and villagers dress with rich clothes of the Campidanese folklore. The wedding procession of the groom and the bride, which proceed separately for the town's streets decorated with palms and flowers, is headed by their fathers. The two processions are preceded by launeddas players, drummers from Oristano and tumbarinos from Gavoi. The girls of Selargius take on the head wicker baskets containing bread and cakes. (more…)

Fright therapy: Sardinian tradition

Among of the most curious and particular Sardinian traditions there is no doubt the folk medicine, and among them one that has retained its all charm is the " fright therapy”. This custom is practiced mainly in the province of Cagliari and Nuoro by 47 people, who have learned to use it in the family or because they have been healed themselves.

The Sardinian tradition expected to recover from a shock that has stirred the soul of the unfortunate you have to use some of the natural elements such as: the water that is thrown on the sick or sprinkled with the sign of the cross; the land taken in the place where happened the scare and on which the patient must draw crosses; the smoke produced by the wax, palm leaves, flowers, incense, rosemary.

What unites these rites is always the recitation of prayers, a religious imperative. The Sardinian traditions are unique and are an incomparable heritage of ancient superstitious rites that have survived over the centuries.


The popular traditions in Sardinia: the evil eye

Among the folk traditions of Sardinia the medicine is undoubtedly the most particular. And no mention of modern medicine, that we are used today, but superstitions and folk beliefs widely held in the island of Sardinia. Hundreds of people in Sardinia practice healing through rituals that are passed from generation to generation, but only to persons who are considered suitable, and through the use of natural elements. (more…)

The meaning of the flag of Sardinia: the four Moors

The meaning of the flag of Sardinia have its deep roots in an ancient past soaked in legend and confirmed by the historical facts: the origin of the standard of the four Moors, symbol of Sardinia, is shrouded in mystery still today. Originally, the meaning of the flag of Sardinia was related to the war events of the Kingdom of Aragon, that ruled the Sardinia from 1324 AD to 1479 AD. The historical tradition has it that the four heads represent four victories achieved by the Kingdom of Aragon against the invading Moors: Zaragoza, Valencia, Murcia and the Balearics. (more…)

Is Animeddas, Su Mortu Mortu: Halloween in Sardinia

Before the globalization of the Halloween celebration, in Sardinia, the remembrance of the All Souls’ Day was called with other names. But the coincidence of the period of the year makes think of common traditions from time out of mind, before religions institutionalized celebrations, when manhood lived to the rhythm of seasons. All Souls’ Day, in Sardinia, changes its name depending on the different areas of the isle. In the North it’s called Is Animeddas, in the South: Su Mortu Mortu. But this two names aren’t all and change from village to village. In Seui, for example, it's known like Su Purgadoriu. (more…)