Sunday 07th February - Sartiglia Farmers’Guild
Tuesday 09th February - Sartiglia Carpenters’Guild
h 10 am –The Notice Announcement
Early in the morning, the group of drummers and buglers starting from the Eleonora d’Arborea square, in front of the City Hall, escort a herald on horseback through the streets of the historic center, reading the notice of Sartiglia, inviting the people to attend the tournament.
h 11:00 am –Special postmark
The Italian post office offers a special commemorative Postal Stamp at the Sartiglia Foundation. Make a one-stop philatelic find and take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity. The stamp is authenticated by the Italian Post Office. Come and receive all necessary documentation in a prepared official folder with your commemorative stamp. This is a great way to keep a valuable memorabilia for years to come.
h 12:00 am –The Dressing of Su Componidori
- Sunday dressing of “su Componidori”in the venue of Farmers’Guild
- Tuesday dressing of “su Componidori”in the venue of Carpenters’Guild
In the morning of the tournament day, ‘Su Componidori’(the Head of the joust) first goes to the stables to greet friends and riding mates; then he pays a visit to the Chairman of the Guild. At about 11 am a parade leaves the President's house and leads the precession to the hall where the Dressing ceremony takes place. Drummers and trumpeters open the procession, formed by 'Is Massaieddas', who carry the clothes of the Componidori on their flat baskets (Is Corbulas), accompanied by 'Sa Massaia Manna', a woman designed to supervise the dressing ritual; then, the Guild members follow, carrying the swords and a wooden sword stick to be used for the race and, finally, 'Su Componidori'.
To finish the dressing, from the stage, ‘Su Componidori’mounts on horseback. Just then, the Chairman of the Guild hands him ‘Sa Pippia ‘e Maiu’, a double bunch of periwinkles and violets symbolizing the coming-up spring. After giving blessing to the crowd, greeting the Chairman, the members of the Guild and all the people present, the ‘Componidori’reaches the exit and leaves the hall leaning backwards over his horse’s back. The dressing is accessed through formal invitation organized by the Guilds. It will be broadcast live on the big screen in piazza Eleanor.
h 01.15 pm –The Parade
At the end of the dressing ceremony of ‘Su Componidori’, the parade of horsemen, led by the head of the joust, preceded by buglers and drummers and the Guild organizing the tournament of the day, proceed towards the street of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, where the start joust begins.