Christmas is over, and now it’s already time to think of Carnival. And when it comes to Carnival, you need to speak about Venice! See all holidays and events that traditionally take place in the lagoon city, the Carnival in Venice is certainly one which most famous and most expected by people of all ages. Among the events which liven up the Carnival in Venice, some are already part of the history of the city. The Angel Flight, for example, is one of the most spectacular moments by far, and for some years celebrities from the world of sports, music or entertainment on St. Mark’s square from the famous Bell Tower of Venice lower himself.
And nobody wants to miss the Festival of Marie, which is another main event. The Festival of Marie is a tradition that has very ancient origins, dating an old custom: on the day of the purification of Mary (February 2), which have been weddings blessed by 12 beautiful but poor girl, and on the occasion of the Ducal jewelry gave them. In memory of this old Need, participate during the festivities of the Carnival of Venice, a parade takes place in Venice, where the most beautiful girls of Venice 12, that are accompanied by historical groups in costumes. “The parade ends on St. Mark’s square, where the girl, Marie” will be called, will be presented to the city. Still, an event which is not to be missed, is the award for best costume on St Mark’s square.
Out of these permanent establishments of the Venetian Carnival, every year many news are connected mainly with the theme of the event, which every year is different, contain the celebrations. This year the topic which is life is theater! Masked all!”: on the occasion, the calli are Saint Mark’s square,” and Campi “of Venice are a kind of open-air theatre with many performances all over the city, and not only in the theaters. The theme of this year is significant for Venice and inseparable from the tradition of Carnival: at times of the Serenissima, in the Carnival celebrations and the beginning of the theatrical season at the same time held the deed. Also some Venetian masks, such as Pantalone “, the protagonists are the Commedia Dell ‘ Arte”. The Carnival celebrations will commence on February 4, 2012, with the same formula, which last year was successful: on Saturday February 4th the toast at the wine fountain will be held, which will be followed on February 5 by the Venetian Festival on the water. “Then the celebrations will last almost the whole month the last opportunity before fasting, with Crostoli, until the climax on February 21, Shrove Tuesday, to admire the Venetian masks” and Frittelle “to beat fully and to spend a wonderful holiday or a romantic getaway. And the Grand Finale is served with live music, parades of people in costumes and many artistic performances on St. Mark’s square, the most beautiful ballroom of Europe, and guaranteed the celebration! This article was written by Francesca Tessarollo.