Holy Week at Enna is without doubt one of the most important Sicilian festivities. Its traditional rituals and songs go back as far as the period of Spanish rule, between the 15th and the 17th centuries. These celebrations reach their peak on Good Friday, when the hooded members of the Brotherhoods traverse the main streets of the city in a funeral procession that lasts well into the night.
Palio dei Normanni
The most important event in Piazza Armerina is the Palio dei Normanni, which is celebrated every year from 12th to 14th August in honour of the Madonna delle Vittorie, the protector of the mediaeval city. The event, which includes a carrousel with horses in costume, recalls the War of Liberation from the Arabs fought by the Normans under Count Roger of Hauteville from 1061.