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Carnival of Schignano, the programme of the event 2018

Between January and February of every year, in Schignano in the province of Como, from the afternoon until all hours of the night, there is a characteristic Carnival that  dates back to time immemorial.

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Bellinzona Carnival or Rabadan, from 8 to 13 February 2018

The Rabadan of Bellinzona is among the most famous carnivals in Switzerland, along with those of Basel and Lucerne. Rabadan is a dialect term that indicates the “confusion”, the “noise”, and that derives directly from the Milanese dialect because Bellinzona was part, until the sixteenth century, of the Duchy of Milan.

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