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Festival Internazionale del Folklore 'Terranostra' - Apiro


The folklore festival “Terranostra” came into life in the early ‘70s. It is a successful happening of international depth, and this thanks to the town administration, the folk group “Urbanitas” and many volunteers.
Every year the second week of August, Apiro, a delightful small town located in inland Marche, lives a pacific and joyful invasion of people from all the world, that come together to share the best of their popular tradition.
The festival starts of on August 9th with the official introduction of all participating groups, that will delight the audience with a preview of their repertoire. On August 13th the “Town Party” will take place. All participating groups in traditional outfit will play and dance all night long, thus involving people and lightening up the town. It fills the town with joy and liveliness. On August 14th will take place the most important show of the Festival. The participating groups will engage the audience with their best repertoire and the night will culminate with a colorful fireworks show. The festival reaches its end on Feast of Assumption day, a day rich of events. The traditional gift exchange ceremony between the Town Council and the group delegations that is a chance to say goodbye and thank each other for the week we will have spent together. The Eucharistic Ceremony, the groups actively take part in and liven it up by singing their traditional religious hymns. Through this rite, we mean to emphasize the unity of peoples our festival has always sought: though our religion may be different, we all come together in Faith.
Indeed, the festival has been awarded with the gold Prize and has the tutelage of the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic. Moreover, it is included in the “Thousand Italian Wonders”.
Words cannot express the feeling of meeting people from all over the word in such a unique spot as the heart of Marche. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to feel and experience this colorful feast.


08.08 - 16.08.2024

Next dates:  09.08 - 15.08.2025



Comune di Apiro
Piazza Baldini, 1
62012 Apiro (MC)  (See in )



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