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Orotelli Carnival

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Italy - Orotelli

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From: 2015.03.08 To: 2015.03.08

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In the village of Orotelli the locals have an unusual way or wishing away the winter cold and drinking a lot of wine in the process. Villagers called Sos Thurpos (blind creepers) cover themselves in black hooded robes and paint their faces with black soot. The Sos Thurpos used cow bells to scare away the evil spirits associated with the winter cold. On Sunday the villagers are obliged to provide the Sos Thurpos with as much wine as they require to help them in thier efforts. Not a bad payment. On Tuesday the Sos Thurpos return the favor by inviting the carnival-goers to dance in the streets and the wine is on them.

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