Each year, between the first and the second Sunday of February, Agrigento comes alive with the Almond Blossom Festival and the International Folklore Festival.
Myths and folk traditions come together in a grand symbolic event where representatives from all over the world unite in the name of peace and to celebrate the early arrival of Spring. Spring is announced in Agrigento with the beautiful and fragrant almond blossoms which brighten the landscape and decorate the magical Valley of the Temples in early February. The Almond Blossom Festival is a joyous celebration and exchange between cultures - an international folklore festival which animates the city of Agrigento for an entire week. You will find yourself among people from all over the world, surrounded by lights, music and dancing that celebrate the triumph of peace and brotherhood across all cultures. The event culminates in a choral dance in the Valley of the Temples meant to remind us of peace and to restore harmony between all cultures of the world.