It’s enough to see the cultural calendar of Sardegna to appreciate its multifaceted culture. It includes the most original celebrations and festivals; the history of many celebrations dates back more than one hundred years. Annually the picturesque town of Mogoro holds the colorful Carpet Festival representing works of the best masters of the island. The first festival was held in 1961 and since then it has become a good tradition.
Today, Carpet and Crafts Fair is known to admirers from many different countries. Many tourists come to the festival to pick up their orders from craftsmen, which have being woven for months. Ordinary travelers would find the festival interesting too, as there they can watch musical performances or learn the art of weaving carpets.
Each year, Quartu Sant’Elena hosts Sciampitta Festival that got its name from the old local dance. In 1985, the festival gained international status. Today, it is attended by dance groups from different countries. The festival takes place in mid-July and lasts for five days; its program includes dancing performances and other events associated with the culture of the island in one way or another.