Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday Travels: Carnival Of Venice

Posted by Kero at Tuesday, October 11, 2011
It's OctoberFest in Tuesday Travels! Each week, we are to share the international festivals we dream to attend.

For my first entry, I will share the one thing that will make me want to revisit Venice, Italy - the annual Carnival of Venice.


It is more popularly known as Venetian Carnival Masks and it starts 40 days before easter and ends on the day before Ash Wednesday.


Carnival started as a time for celebration and expression throughout the classes, as wearing masks hid any form of identity between social classes. During the 1970s,, the Italian government decided to bring back the history and culture of Venice, and sought to use the traditional Carnival as the centerpiece of their efforts. Today, approximately 30,000 visitors come to Venice each day for Carnivals. One of the most important events is the contest for the best mask, placed at the last weekend of the Carnival. A jury of international costume and fashion designers votes for "La Maschera piu bella".


An entry for



7 sweets for Kero:

Vernz on October 12, 2011 at 3:42 AM said...

thier masks are awesome..mystic festival.. was here for TT :) see you back.

Pinx on October 12, 2011 at 8:59 AM said...

so classic! that festival must be truly great! was here for TT!

Marites on October 12, 2011 at 6:03 PM said...

i think, that's one awesome festival to see. fascinating masks!

KM on October 13, 2011 at 5:52 AM said...

those masks are undoubtedly well crafted, but kinda spook me ^^

Visiting you for TT. I hope you can visit me back: Toronto International Film Festival

Rcel on October 13, 2011 at 4:27 PM said...

Oh.... so this is the fest for masks! Some are great-looking but others are scary! Lol. Venice-- with this fest or not, it is still a dream destination of mine! Lol. Kailan ang balik mo, Mommy Kero? :)

Visiting for TT! I've been to a HOT AIR BALLOON FEST for the first time and I'm sharing the photos I got! :) You are welcome to visit mine!

Murano Glass Collection on April 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM said...

The Venice Carnival is the most internationally known festival celebrated in Venice, Italy, as well as being one of the oldest. I really I wish I could it in the future.

Murano Glass Collection on April 12, 2012 at 12:39 PM said...

The Venice Carnival is the most internationally known festival celebrated in Venice, Italy, as well as being one of the oldest.

 

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