Spring is approaching and in Agrigento, like every year, the Almond Blossom begins which for decades has attracted hundreds of thousands of tourists who come to the city and do visit to the marvelous Valley of the Temples. The almond blossom festival was born nearby town of Naro, and is celebrated for the first time on February 27, 1938 in the splendid scenery of the Paradise Valley, filled with white almond blossoms. In the beginning it was a popular festival, a rural rite that celebrated the myth of Proserpina and was called "the party of the nova vintage".
Through the streets of the town paraded carts filled with flowers and beautiful women wearing rich costumes, but also dancers and street musicians. In 1953 the festival was transferred to Agrigento with the name of "Festival of the almond tree in flower", and since then every year it takes place in February and the protagonists are the local and international folk groups. The Almond tree in bloom is in fact the Festival international folklore, in which many local folk groups take part and from various parts of the world, who cheer the guests by dancing to the rhythm of the popular music.
The Almond Blossom of Agrigento The edition of the Mandorlo in Fiore of Agrigento is scheduled from 5 to 12 March with the performance of international folk groups. Unesco will be a partner of the event e will allow the message of the Festival to be spread throughout the world. There will also be a performance of musical bands. Among the most evocative moments of the Mandorlo in Fiore event there they are the lighting of the tripod of friendship, which as a tradition will kick off the festival, the torchlight procession of friendship, the parade of folk groups up to the Valley of the Temples and the final show at the Temple of Concordia with the awarding of prizes.
Final show at the Temple of Concordia with the awarding of the prizes. The Almond Blossom Festival 2023 is scheduled from 5 to 12 March.
For more information: Official website
Discover our Self-drive tour