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The carnival of venice

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Posted on: September 19, 2012 at 10:53PM

The Venice Carnival is the most internationally known festival celebrated in Venice, Italy, as well as being one of the oldest. The Carnival starts 40 days before Easter and ends on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. It is said that the Carnival of Venice was began in 12 century. The people started to dance and make reunions in San Marco Square to celebrate the victory of the war. Apparently this festival started on that period and become official in the renaissance. After a long absence, the carnival returns to operate in 1979. 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 3,000,000 visitors come to Venice each day for Carnivals. You can check the hotel details in: http://list-of, and find more atrractions of there from biggest characteristic of the Venice Carnival is the mask, secondly is the finery. This tradition can be traced back to 1700. The rich and the poor get together by the mask, and the social difference was eliminated temporarily. Behind the mask, the rich become poor and the poor become rich; and the age differences were eliminated, the old become a young man and the young become experienced and steady; a man can be a woman, and a woman can be a man. They respect each other and say hello.One of the most important events is the contest for the best mask, placed at the last weekend of the Carnival. At the carnival time, you can hand champagne, wearing colorful clothing and with a strange mask, and parade through the streets with the various shapes of floats and different kinds of music band, and watch a wonderful chamber music and theatre. report a problem

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