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THE ALMOND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL OF AGRIGENTO, 2015 FEBRUARY 12-22

You are all invited… if you want to discover the charm of Sicily in winter, enjoy a weekend of  folklore and nature. THE ALMOND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL of Agrigento, which for 2015 will be held in February from 12 to 22, has a really rich program. In fact, associated with the Almond Tree Festival, is also held the Folklore International Festival, involving more and more groups coming from all over Italy, Europe but also across the world .

This celebration, aims to celebrate in advance the arrival of Spring, and what a better way than spending days surrounded by almond trees in bloom!

The first time it was celebrated in 1934 in the small town of Naro, near Agrigento in obedience of Count Alfonso Gaetani wishes, who strongly desired to promote one of the most typical product of Sicily: THE ALMOND.

Since 1937, the festival moves to Agrigento and becomes more majestic. The highlights of this festival are the tour in the Valley of the Temples at sunset, the ceremony of the torch of the friendship place in front of  "Tempio della Concordia", the parades of Sicilian folk groups and bands, with the final award of the best folk group that takes place in front of the temple of Hercule, and… don’t miss the election of Miss Spring!

During the festival are organized several tastings to promote almonds and mostly the ALMOND PASTE, one of the more used ingredient in Sicilian pastry.

This festival will give you the opportunity to visit Sicily in winter enjoying the well known Sicialian hospitaly during a festival that celebrate the return of life like THE ALMOND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL!!!!