Sicily Calendar of Events in April

The Sicily Calendar of Events in April covers the Holy Week rituals of the Sicilians during this solemn week and other religious practices in the island at the same time. We also included the feasts and food festivals during this month.

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Sicily Calendar of Events in April

Are you coming to Sicily in April? Spring is already here. The flowers are blooming in their brightest colours. The weather is either great for strolling in the city centres or get lost in the narrow streets of Sicily’s medieval mountain villages. You will also enjoy walking on the sandy beach while admiring the views, the water is still chilly. But you can always brave the cold. We are also slowly ditching the heavy coats. Winter is not coming back. However, in case there are any changes, layering your clothes is the key. Bring a small umbrella for some rain showers too.

The middle part of April is all about the Holy week practices, the religious rituals as well as family traditions during Easter. There are also Spring and food festivals arranged in many towns. We made a Sicily calendar of events in April, so you know the festivals you can attend near your desired Sicilian destination.

Spring Festivals in Sicily in April

  • Caltagirone Spring is a one-month Spring festival in Sicily as it marks not only the blooming of flowers but also the culture of Ceramics and Arts of Caltagirone. Ceramic craft is widespread in the entire region and even more in other parts of Italy. Many artisans from the town were assigned to create stunning arts such as elegant terracotta vases, plates, building interiors and exteriors for noble families. One of the stars of this festival was the ceramic stairs of Santa Maria del Monte designed with flowers, also known as La Scala Infiorata.
  • Radicepura Garden Festival a Giarre is from April 27th to October 27th. Sicily is the chosen venue for the International Garden event with Garden landscape art and architecture. The Radicepura botanical park with its 14 well-curated gardens is open for public viewing until October 27th 
  • Infiorata a Termini Imerese It is a one-week event from April 28th, May 4th and 5th. The historic centre of Termini Imerese is adorned with flower carpets around May 4th as well as the floral display and other street events will take place on May 5th.
  • Festa dei Fiori ad Acireale The seaside town of Acireale is best known for its grand Carnivale, and the locals hold their creativity too during this Flower Spring Event in April. There are parades of large floral wagons and affairs to welcome Spring.

More Spring Festivals

  • Cultural Spring is a series of events in Messina combined to promote the cultural heritage of the town, their history, folklore, authentic cuisines and wine productions.,
  • Food & Flower Weekend a Taormina The town with the most charming balconies will even make their lovely space prettier. A weekend of flavorful foods and colourful flowers.
  • Etna in Primavera a Zafferana Etnea Zafferana Etnea is one of the nearest towns from Mount Etna and usually a stopping point when hiking the volcano. The town has Spring things to do for its transient guests.

Holy Week April 15 to 21

Holy Week is observed in Sicily as both a religious event and a short trip for families to bond. The kids are on Spring break and Easter Sundays are for reunions. Sicilians are Catholics in general, so many towns are still keeping their rituals for many years. Some are stricter and more intense than the others though. Misteri di Trapani or Mysteries of Trapani is probably one of the oldest Lent tradition in Europe since the 16th century. We also added below the towns that hold unique Holy week rituals in Sicily. Join the locals in solemnity.

  • Holy Week in Enna
  • Ispica Holy Week
  • Castelvetrano Easter
  • Holy Week in Caltanissetta
  • Pasqua a Trapani La Processione dei Misteri
  • Palermo Holy Week
  • Butera Holy Week
  • Tusa Holy Week
  • Salemi Holy Week
  • Alcara Li Fusi Holy Week

Easter in Sicily

  • Il Ballo dei Diavoli – Pasqua a Prizzi
  • Arbëreshë a Mezzojuso Easter
  • Catenanuova Easter
  • Cassaro Easter
  • Buseto Palizzolo Easter
  • Corleone Easter
  • Ferla Easter
  • Vizzini Easter
  • Pasqua a San Fratello Festa dei Giudei
  • Barrafranca Easter
  • Adrano La Diavolata Easter
  • Gratteri Easter
  • Santa Cristina Gela Easter

More unique Holy week rituals for Sicily calendar of events in April

  • Pasqua a Comiso ‘A Paci
  • Pashkët Holy Week in Piana degli Albanesi
  • Pasqua a Roccapalumba
  • Caltagirone ‘A Giunta Easter
  • Motta D’affermo Easter
  • Pasqua a Petralia Sottana
  • Pasqua a Villarosa 
  • Naro Easter
  • San Cataldo Easter
  • Termini Imerese Easter
  • Delia Holy Week
  • Misilmeri Easter
  • Longi Easter
  • Favignana Holy Week
  • Lipari Holy Week 
  • U Passiu Santu, Pasqua a Buccheri
  • Carciofo Fest in Cerda and Castelvetrano
  • Sagra della Frittella ad Isnello
  • Quattro Braci ai Quattro Canti a Sortino
  • Cinghiale Festival in Pollina
  • Ricotta Festival in Maniace
  • Strawberry Festival in Siracusa
  • La Via degli Odori a Gangi 
  • Opp Festival a Favara
  • Verdure Festival Antiche a Isnello
  • Carciofo Festival in Niscemi and Ramacca
  • Le Vie del Taganu ad Aragona 
  • Sagra dell’Arancia a Scillato

Saint Feast Day for April

Slow Food Day a Palermo

Earth Day in Sicily

  • Earth Day Cefalù 

La via dei Librai a Palermo

25 April Art in Paternò

Cultural Science Week in Sicily

Digital Invasion in Sicily

Sunday in the Museum

feature photo courtesy of Rosino

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