Welcome to the Carnival of Venice! Or shall we say the Carnevale di Venezia. Having begun 58 days before today. The day before Ash Wednesday, Fat Tuesday represents the end of this annual celebration in Venice, Italy! Becoming official way back in the renaissance, this carnival was absent for a long time before a return in 1979.
Originated from a victory of the “Repubblica della Serenissima”, Venice’s previous name, against the Patriarch of Aquileia, Ulrico in the year 1162. In the honor of this victory, the people started to dance and make reunions in San Marco Square. “A carnevale, ogni scherzo vale!” In other words, “At a carnival, every joke goes!”
Be it a Bauta or a Volto or Larva, we need to get our mask.