All island civilizations have a tendency to preserve their traditions, language, customs, music, dances, popular and religious festivals are characteristic of a world that continues to live within a system projected into the future. Sardinia is a good example.
Traditional carnival: Mamuthones and Issohadores, Mamoiada
In the heart of Barbagia black wooden masks, dark, tragic, sheepskins, clusters of bells, rhythmic steps, men subdued playing the herd and dumb prisoner, sounds from the pit of hell.
Traditional Carnival of Oristano: sa Sartiglia, Oristano
The race to get the star sacred symbol of fertility, fills the narrow streets of Oristano with the enigma of impenetrable faces, the fury of the horses, the dexterity and skills of the riders.
Traditional carnival: sa Carrela ‘Nanti, Santulussurgiu
Reckless horse race with masked riders on the streets of the village.