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Carnival in Italy

All traditional sweets – simple home-made products, most often deep-fried.

Traditionally fun colorful Carnival that precedes Lent . and is celebrated all over the world, arranging fancy-dress balls, parades, masked, but easily recognizable characters, parades of decorated carts with amazing work the figures out of papier-mache, dancing with music till you drop.

End the Carnival with a Grand holiday Monday, this year on February 21, called marted ì grasso , and Wednesday begins lent.

It is believed that the origin of the word “Carnival” comes from medieval Latin ” carnem levare ” . (the”remove meat”). By the way, Russian Carnival was once called “the Shrovetide” because before Lent, meat was prohibited in both the Orthodox and the Catholics.

The carnival begins everywhere at different times, but most often it lasts 2 weeks before lent, and the origin of the holiday is rooted in the pagan past, when people wore masks to scare away evil spirits. With the advent of Christianity, this ritual has lost its magical component, and as a result turned into a national holiday. In the periods of the middle Ages and Renaissance carnival celebrations became member of the European courts and adopted a more refined form related to the theatre. music and balls.

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