I’m just back from the Carnaval of Guinea-Bissau, and while I edit that, I realize I didn’t post the images from the Sardinian festival of Santo Antonio, in the mountains of the Nuoro district. This is the beginning of their Carnaval season in mid-January, and this festival is primarily for locals, where they celebrate the plentiful harvest by eating wild boar, pasta, special pastries, and drink local cannonau red wine, while watching the mysterious masked Mamuthones, Issohadores, Merdules, Filonzana, and Boes characters dance and jump along the bonfires spread throughout the towns of Mamoiada and Ottana. It was a fantastic festival, made that much more special by the warmth of the people who welcomed me and introduced me to their special culture. Mille grazie to the Museo delle Maschere in Mamoiada!