Created in Venice, Carnevale is a two week celebration that ends right before lent with martedi' grasso (fat Tuesday). The festival is famous for its elaborate masks especially Venetian masks like those shown here:
People also wear elaborate costumes, attend masquerade balls, play games and throw confetti. Pranks are common which led to the phrase: "A Carnevale ogni scherzo vale." This means that during Carnevale anything goes.
Here are some pictures from our event:
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