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Religious Feasts
SEDILO'S ARDIA
 

THE ARDIA

If you have never seen Ardia, you cannot understand:
it is a strong experience, than can't be forgotten... 


Ardia is a ritual horse-race, that takes place every year in Sedilo, a town in the province of Oristano. The 6th and the 7th of July, dozens of horsemen throw themselves in a crazy race in honour of Saint Costantino: devotion, dust, sun, fiery horses, competition... all this is Ardia.
Its charm comes from the contrast between the deep faith that inspires the race, and the reckless violence of the race itself: faith, but also strength and audacity beyond any limit.

Every year in Sedilo an ancient ritual repeats: history and myth gain the time.

by Grazia Villani  
photos kindly granted 
by  Mr. Costantino Mongili, known as "su' Attu 

 
 

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