UNMISSABLE EVENTS IN SARDINIA IN SEPTEMBER
September is one of the best times of the year to visit Sardinia!
Away from the August Living-la-Vida-Loca mood, those who come to Sardinia in September are greeted by a much more relaxed and peaceful environment. Starting with the summer climate with pleasant temperatures and the possibility to visit beaches and quiet places, you’ll find ideal conditions.
Apart from enjoying a few extra metres on the shoreline, it’s worth visiting some of the main events taking place in Sardinia in September.
What to do in Sardinia in September?
3 events that will make you discover Sardinia during this beautiful season
1. THE ST. SALVATORE BAREFOOT RUN
Hundreds of faithful from Cabras carry the simulacrum of San Salvatore in a running procession for about 7 km along dirt roads. The statue of the saint is carried on the shoulders of hundreds of barefoot runners dressed in the traditional white habit. At the end of the day, the participants of the run, the faithful and the tourists celebrate together by attending fireworks, musical performances and a tasting of typical products.
CALENDAR OF THE 2022 PROGRAMME
The festivities in honour of St Saviour begin on 26 August and last until 5 September. These are the most important events:
1st September – San Salvatore di Sinis
H19.30. Procession from the sanctuary of San Salvatore to ‘sa cruxi e zanda’. Concert by the Istentales.
3rd September – Cabras
H07:30. The Barefoot run. Departure of the Is curridoris running from the church of Santa Maria Assunta di Cabras to accompany the simulacrum of the saint towards the rural sanctuary of San Salvatore. In the evening there’s a great feast with the music of Carla Denule and Massimo Pitzalis and the scents and flavours of the Sagra del Muggine.
4 September – San salvatore di Sinis
H10:30. Procession through the streets of San Salvatore di Sinis, accompanied by the accordion of Giuseppe Pintus and is Cantadoris from Cabras.
H18.30. The barefoot run. Return to Cabras, where Is curridoris bring the simulacrum of the saint back to the church of Santa Maria Assunta. The festival continues in the evening in Cabras with fireworks and performances by AlterEgo, Gabri Ponte and DJ Andrea Camedda.
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2. SA COJA ANTIGA CEREXINA – ANCIENT SELARGIUS WEDDING
If you want to experience one of the oldest events in Sardinia, this is certainly one of the most exciting. The rite of the ancient Selargino wedding (from the city of Selargius) revives the customs of an entire people, when the marriage of two young people wasn’t only a celebration for the family but for the whole community.
Even today the tradition lives on with a long ritual carefully prepared in many small details. The bride and groom walk in chains through the streets of the village, followed by the entire population in traditional Sardinian costume. Sweets are distributed, there’s singing, dancing with folklore groups and celebrating this union that not even time can dissolve.
PROGRAMME OF THE ANCIENT SELARGINO WEDDING 6-11 SEPTEMBER 2022
The most important dates
Thursday 8 September
H18:00 | Inauguration of the exhibition of Selargini handicrafts, Si ‘e Boi Square Buildings. Visiting hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. until 11 September.
H21:00 | Sardinian Dialectal Poetry Competition with improvisers E. Vargiu, P. Mereu, A. Pani, F. Patteri, on guitar R. Dentoni. Piazza M.V. Assunta.
Friday 9 September
H20:00 | “SA CANTADA A IS PICIOCAS”
Is cantadas will be performed in the following houses: Luigi Ligas in Via Roselli 59, Casa Luigi Ragatzu in Via San Giuliano 12-14, and concluding at the Pro Loco headquarters in Via Bezzecca 44-46.
H22:00 | Music Show – DJ Sandro murru, Piazza M.V. Assunta.
Saturday 10 September
H19:00 | “SU TRASFERIMENTU DE IS ARROBAS”. The procession will start from the Pro Loco in Via Bezzecca no. 46 and will wind through the streets: Bezzecca, Trieste, San Lussorio, Piazza M.V. Assunta, San Nicolò and Casa Luigi Ligas Via Rosselli 59.
H21:00 | Cabaret Show– Daniele Contu, Piazza M.V. Assunta.
Sunday 11 September
ANCIENT SELARGINO WEDDING 2022 (broadcast live on regional TV ‘Videolina’)
H08:00 | Groom’s dressing, Casa Canonico Putzu via Roma 63.
H08:20 | Dressing of the bride and meeting with the bride and groom guests, Casa Luigi Ligas via Rosselli 59.
H09:00 | Start of the wedding procession, by the Kellarious Folk Group.
More than 60 of Sardinia’s most representative folk groups and the “FOLK GUEST” group will be present. There will be ox carts with the bride and groom’s household goods and trousseau, horse-drawn carts and carriages festively decorated, horses, horsemen.
Groom’s procession and authorities: Piazza Municipio, Via Istria, Via Roma, Casa Canonico Putzu, Via Roma, Via Rosselli (Casa della Sposa – Casa Ligas).
WEDDING ROUTE: Via Rosselli, Via San Salvatore, Piazza Don Orione, Via Santa Olimpia, Via Crimea, Via Custoza, Via Matteotti, Via Rivoli, Via Bellini, Via San Martino, Via Trieste, Via Istria, Via San Lussorio, Chiesa M.V. Assunta.
H11:00 | HOLY MASS – CELEBRATION OF THE MARRIAGE
H12:30 | Promise of love in the Romanesque Temple of San Giuliano.
H13:00 | Wedding procession through the streets: San Nicolò, San Giuliano, Via Dante, Via Roma, Casa Canonico Putzu. Blessing of the Bride and Groom, wedding banquet.
H20:00 | Folk show of dancing and singing in Piazza M. V. Assunta: with the participation of the groups present at the event and the guest Folk Group
3. AUTUMN IN BARBAGIA
The event that every year presents the most ancient activities and crafts of Sardinia. Every weekend from September to December, one of the 32 villages in Barbagia becomes a Cortes Apertas, where the houses and courtyards are opened to learn about the traditions of the host village, discover the typical Sardinian dishes and admire the customs and crafts of the local artisans.
For the complete country calendar visit our page on Autunn in Barbagia
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MOST BOOKED ACTIVITIES IN SEPTEMBER
In September, you can take advantage of discounted prices and high availability on popular activities compared to other periods.
Don’t miss the boat tour of the Maddalena archipelago, which is offered in September at reduced prices compared to August. Prices start at €45 per person. Book now so you don’t miss out on one of the best experiences of your life!
On La Maddalena Archipelago page you will find information on which tours to book ⛵ The Best Maddalena Islands Boat Tours ⛵
TOP #5 – ACTIVITIES TO DO IN SARDINIA IN SEPTEMBER
These are some of the most popular activities you can enjoy in September!
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