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.
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.
Continue reading Bellinzona Carnival or Rabadan, from 8 to 13 February 2018
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