The Italian carnivals

In 2010 the carnival of Venice (one of the organizers of which is still Marco Balik) will remain “6 districts x 6 senses”, but, of course, not without innovation.

The main element would be fire. He will be the keynote theatre performances that will play out in different parts of the historic centre. An important place will be given a Street theatre and burlesque.

St. Mark’s square will be broken again the Giardino, only this time his appearance will be light and airy, using light effects and LEDs. In the framework of “Dialogue in the dark” will be held theatrical performances, and they will be held in the pitch dark! In Mestre will be at least a hundred “Flying donkeys” instead of the usual ten. An important place will be given to the Carnival on the Venetian island of Burano.


Viareggio, province of Lucca, region Tuscany)

The protagonist of the Carnival in Viareggio-2010 will continue to be the Burlamacco. The Creator of this character, which is celebrating its centenary in 1930 became known Italian futurist painter, uberto Bonetti. Since 1931 this mask is the official emblem and symbol of the Carnival in Viareggio.

The word “of Burlamacco”, which clearly captured the echoes of carnival burlesque, has several versions of the origin. First of all, “Burlamacco” is the name of the channel that crosses the whole town of Viareggio. According to the second, much less likely hypothesis, the name of Burlamacco is a name of a literary character of the Renaissance, Buffalmacco, one of the actors of the famous book by Giovanni Boccaccio “Decameron”. One of the most credible theory States that “of Burlamacco” is the nickname, which the author of the mask, uberto Bonetti, signed hand-drawn cartoons in them one humor magazine of those years.

Viareggio’s carnival has been celebrated since 1873, when a small group of local aristocracy decided to arrange in the centre of the parade of carnival floats, and the poor took advantage of this opportunity to dress up in costumes and make fun of local politicians. Since then, the Carnival in Viareggio is renowned as the most daring and revealing throughout Italy, and in the figures on carnival carts unambiguously discern politicians and public figures of our day.


Ivrea – Turin

Under the traditional singing pipes and drums will begin festivities, the culmination and the most long-awaited event which is Orange carnage (Battaglia delle Arance). This fruit-military-entertainment event brings together the major urban areas of all local residents and symbolizes the struggle for freedom, the essence of being juraskova Carnival. Orange carnage, no kidding, ranks among the holidays, beloved and popular not only in Italy but also in the foreseeable limits.



Busseto-Parma (Emilia Romagna)

Busseto has long been renowned as the city of carnival; the carnival – the soul and the history of this city. First carnivals in Busseto, have been held since the mid-nineteenth century, but sometimes they ceased from war. The feast was going to the inhabitants of the town and all the neighboring villages, dressed up in costumes and masks, staged a parade of allegorical carts and painted horses. In our days the people of Busseto celebrate their carnival to a tee, as well as a half century ago. The streets are moving huge festive carriages, marching brass bands, strolling costumed and masked. Since 1998 for Carnival cook real masterpieces made of papier-mache.


Cento (province of Ferrara, region Emilia Romagna)

The most important and interesting at the festival in Cento – it is allegorical carts that have a whole year to prepare six carnival associations challenging in a difficult festive competition the main prize. This is one of the oldest Italian carnivals, stretching its folk roots in the depth of the seventeenth century, and from 1933 he was a sworn brother to the famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro. So celebrations in the lovely Italian town are in a mad Brazilian rhythm Sambo with light brown feathered dancers (but no wild monkeys).


Castiglion of Fibocchi – Arezzo (Tuscany)

Carnival Dei Fili di Bock is famous for its traditional night festivals, carnivals in the moonlight, magic shows and magic squares, costumes and masks of the Baroque era, as well as tasty treats in honor of the King of Bock.


Sant Eraklio di Foligno (Perugia, Umbria)

This carnival has been celebrated since the sixteenth century. Today he is famous primarily for its festive masquerade parade (children’s carnival.


Acireale-Catania (Sicily)

The carnival in Acireale not in vain is considered the most famous and colorful carnival in Sicily. It flows through the streets of the city centre, rebuilt in the Baroque style, yet will not spill out onto the splendid Piazza Duomo. For allegorical carts should be a fun festive crowd, body and soul by participating in common uncontrollable merriment. This holiday twinned with the Carnival of Viareggio and its program is always informative and interesting.


Mamoiada – Nuoro (Sardinia)

Carnival in Mamoiada – one of the most ancient folk holiday celebrated on the island of Sardinia. During the Carnival perform traditional dances, processions and “Mamuthones” and “Issohadores” – two traditional Sardinian masks. The appearance of the mask “Juvanne Martis Sero” indicates the end of the holiday. Sunday of Maslenitsa this doll are hoisted onto a cart and wheeling around campus. Instead of oxen or horses harnessed to the wagon of people who mourn the deceased Juvanne inconsolable and sing songs.

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