Bettola – Cantamaggio
Monday 30 April and Tuesday 1 May 2018
On Monday 30 April and Tuesday 1 May 2018 Bettola welcomes the arrival of spring with the traditional Cantamaggio (May singing).
Throughout the night of 30 April, the folklore group 'I Campagnoli' will sing the songs of popular tradition, performing at numerous stops along the streets of the town and in the hostelries, honouring - as ancient tradition requires - the beginning of the month of May.
This ancient popular tradition - still very present in the mountains of Piacenza (and in the Apennine area of the Quattro Province) - the Cantamaggio heralds the arrival of fine weather and the re-awakening of nature after the long winter.
All together the community waits for the singers to pass, in a truly party and convivial atmosphere.