Venice Carnevale

Happy Carnivale, Everyone!

On Saturday I took the train with some friends to Venice to check out the costumes.  The tradition of Venice Carnivale started around the 14th or 15th century, as one last celebration before Lent (in Latin Carnivale means  “farewell to meat”).  Nobles and commoners alike would wear masks to obscure their identities so they could maximize the good times with no fear of consequences.  Today you can find the beautiful and ornate costumes in Piazza San Marco (Saint Mark’s Square), where revelers seem to be competing with each other for the most impressive and elaborate designs.  Here are some shots I got of the costumes:

If you want to see how other countries celebrate during the last days before Lent check out this link!

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/22740

Ciao Ciao!

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One Response to Venice Carnevale

  1. Aunt Kathy says:

    Hey Erica! Thanks for explaining Carnivale! Sounds like a good idea to me. Party in a cool costume and no tall tales (that can be proven) the next day! Wish I’d have known that when I was a young partying thing.

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