AMONG THE POPULAR TRADITIONS OF PERFUGAS STAND OUT:
Carrasciale Peifughésu: Shrove Thursday is characterized by lunch characterized by the Favata (laldajólu) dish based on broad beans, lard and sausages. On Sunday pancakes, spianate, cheese, broad beans and wine are distributed. The final day of Shrove Tuesday culminates with the parade of allegorical floats and the burning of the puppet of King George.
RITES OF THE HOLY WEEK
The paraliturgies called “S’Ingravamentu” and “S’Isgravamentu” which re-propose the rite of crucifixion and the deposition of Christ from the cross are very popular. On Easter Sunday the solemn procession called “S’incontru” takes place, the meeting between the Madonna and the risen Christ.
FEAST OF SAN GIORGIO
It takes place on 23 April. From the parish church starts a procession of knights, faithful, brothers and the presence of “S’oberaja de Santu Giolzi” who carries the simulacrum of San Giorgio up to the homonymous rural church (which is about 2 km from the town) where the race of the knights around the church, mass is celebrated and celebrations in honor of the saint take place.
FEAST OF SAN GIOVANNI
June 24. On the day before the young people light and jump on large fires (“fogarònes”) and a spontaneous committee of shepherds organizes a convivial dinner with dishes made with sheep.
FEAST OF SANTA MARIA DEGLI ANGELI
It takes place on 2 August with solemn ceremonies in honor of the patron saint and civil events.
FEAST OF SANT’ISIDORO
(patron saint of farmers) is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of September, a very important date for the town of Perfugas as the latter is predominantly agro-pastoral. The most heartfelt moment of the event usually takes place in the morning when in the procession, in addition to the cart pulled by oxen, a series of festively decorated tractors, horses and riders, folkloric groups and the popular assembly are seen parading. From year to year this festival is becoming more and more important, thus becoming one of the most followed events by the villagers and beyond.