7. Carnival Of Venice, Italy
Carnival of Venice is one the biggest festivals in Italy. In Italian this festival is known as Carnevale di Venezia , also called as Carnevale. This event is much known for it’s elaborate masks. Masking is just a carnival tradition and main feature in the event. This festival was started in the year 1162 after Serenissima republicca (Today it is Republic of Venice ) Patriarch of Acquileia (Ancient Roman City). But in 17th century this festival got declined under the rule of King of Austria and reappeared in 19th century.
Today Carnevale is one of huge celebrations in Venice, a two week long grand event. People put on mask at the vent and throws perfumed eggs at other people. Carnevale also presents several distinct styles of mask. The Venetian mask makers also have special position in the community. Carnival of Venice also include concerts, different types of street performances and candle-lit boat parade.
The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter, on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. The festival is world famous for its elaborate masks.
It’s said that the Carnival of Venice was started from a victory of the «Serenissima Repubblica» against the Patriarch of Aquileia, Ulrico di Treven in the year 1162. In the honour of this victory, the people started to dance and gather in San Marco Square. Apparently, this festival started on that period and became official in the Renaissance. In the seventeenth century, the baroque carnival was a way to save the prestigious image of Venice in the world. It was very famous during the eighteenth century. It encouraged licence and pleasure, but it was also used to protect Venetians from present and future anguish. However, under the rule of the King of Austria, the festival was outlawed entirely in 1797 and the use of masks became strictly forbidden. It reappeared gradually in the nineteenth century, but only for short periods and above all for private feasts, where it became an occasion for artistic creations.