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Holiday masks, and fun

“I hid under clothes and a clown mask.

My thoughts, intentions, actions unexpected.

I am able to constantly transform and laughing to do that

what may seem to many prohibited or obscene.

To love, not love…”.

Giacomo Casanova.

From 6 to 16 February will be one of the most famous carnival of Venice. Each year, it welcomes throngs of tourists to see and participate in this great event.

The carnival originates from the times of ancient Roman festivals and feasts in honor of the God Saturn, which began after harvest during the winter solstice and was known for a long period of mass celebrations. It is not excluded that here take their origin and carnival masks: as during Saturnalia, slaves were able to sit at the tables together with the owners, and to racial and class prejudices did not spoil the holiday, all wore masks.

There is also a medieval legend about the origin of the carnival. Once the pirates kidnapped the young Veneziano. Men went in pursuit and released beautiful girls. In honor of this event has been hosted a fun holiday that has been celebrated every year.

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