Italian Carnival

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In this post we will talk about Italian Carnival!

 

 


Italian Carnival is characterized by a lot of colors and flavours. Every Italian  city is invaded with masks, confetti, colors and lights creating an amazing atmosphere: it’s Carnival!


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Italian Carnival has very ancient roots and today has become a folkloristic holiday  in which traditions and fun work together to amaze people with this unique celebration. 


During Italian Carnival you can be whatever or whoever you want! Masks allow people to to transform themselves, at least for a few days.

 


The actual term “Carnevale” derives from the Latin “carnem levare” for “take away the meat”: indeed, in Antiquity the term indicated the banquet held the last day before the period of abstinence from meat before Easter

Italy has many Carnevale Festivals, but Venice, Viareggio, and Cento hold the biggest and most elaborate celebration. Many other Italian towns hold carnival festivals, some with very unusual events.

Venice’s main Carnevale events are settled in Piazza San Marco, but there are various events  in every sestiere. You can enjoy gondola and boat parades along the Grand Canal, a mask parade in Piazza San Marco  and a special Carnevale for Children event in the Cannaregio district. At the end a fireworks show in Piazza San Marco can be seen all over Venice and underline the climax of Carnevale.

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