The Cavalcata Sarda returns, now in its 73rd edition , and presented this morning in the Municipality of Sassari . A Festival of Beauty brought forward to 11 and 12 May to avoid overlapping with the festival of the Turritani Martyrs of Porto Torres. «Ours is a secular celebration - declares the Councilor for Culture Virginia Orunesu - and this allows us to move it».

2 thousand participants , 60 associations from all over Sardinia , and more than 200 knights and riders for the long-awaited event which will end on Sunday, as regards the parade, with the passage of 120 women in traditional dress and the procession composed of 170 horses and the parade of 25 couples on horseback. «The theme - reports the artistic director of the event Giuliano Marongiu - will be the journey to Sardinia from Aritzo to Villa Urbana. There will be a tribute to the first edition with a reference to the Royals." There are several new features including an important return. "On Sunday afternoon we will have - adds Giancarlo Scarpa, president of the Sassari horse racing club - the performance of the pairs after the stop due to the pandemic and last year's rain".

The acrobatics of the teams of Gonnesa, Ovodda, San Vero Milis, Norbello, Logudoresa and Assemini are expected. To anticipate the initiative, on Saturday 11 May, there will be the turn of "Sassari in celebration of the Cavalcata Sarda" in Piazza d'Italia where several exceptional guests will perform, including Baz and Piero Marras . With a final queue, on Sunday from 6pm, with the review of folk groups. «The Beauty Festival - states the manager of the Culture sector Daniela Marcellino - represents a huge effort for the municipal structure. We have been working on it for more than 2 months." The total expenditure is 560 thousand euros , divided between regional contributions, private ones and the municipality's budgets.

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