Venecian Carnival – a ball-masquerade for real romantics
Venecian Carnival is the most famous and oldest in the world. Every year in mid-February (this year from 6 to 16 February), the whole Venice completely transformes: a few days before the official opening of the carnival in the city come all romantic people from all over the Europe, crowded procession of bands and street theater start walking the streets, carnival masks, capes, caps appear on the shelves.
The opening of the carnival starts with a “flying angel” – the tradition according to which a beautiful woman (often a celebrity) descends from heaven on the Piazza San Marco, as well as celebration of Festa delle Marie – the release of the girls from the hands of pirates from Istria. The program presentation: Comedy, march Harlequin, Pierrot, Columbine and other famous characters, and fireworks of confetti. Cheerful holiday lasts a whole week, giving its magnitude except the carnival inRio de Janeiro.
But many are rushing to the carnival in order to participate in a masquerade ball held in the old palazzo and palaces. “Ball of Casanova”, a masquerade on the water and the main show “Golden Night” carry the visitors over to the medieval Venice, where reigns joy and freedom. That is why a bright dress and a mask are indispensable attributes of the holiday.