Carnival of Venice first prize winner 2012
Carnival of Venice first prize winner 2012. Today, approximately 3 000 000 visitors come to Venice each day for Carnivals. One of the most important events is the contest for the best mask, placed at the last weekend of the Carnival. A jury of international costume and fashion designers votes for “La Maschera piu bella“. Here is the first prize winner 2012: “Teatime” (il servizio da te del settecento) by Horst Raack; also, the first prize for the special category “Most Inventive Costume” to Jacqueline Spieweg from Germany for “Oceano”. See inside the post
The history of Carnival in Venice and traditional Venetian masks begins in the middle ages. Venice Carnival is one of the most memorable and spectacular events in Italy, yes, probably throughout the world. The Carnival in Venice is a theatrical mass insight and essential attributes of which are dances, Carnival costumes sewn in precious stones, gold and of course amazing Venetian masks. Anyone can plunge into a wave of unbridled fun and take part in this incendiary extravaganza of Carnival after trying on over of beautiful theatrical image. Imagine – decorated with colored ribbons and fabrics of boats sailing on smooth waters of the Venetian canals, beautiful music filling every yard and Lane, in all the streets chic outfits and masks. In the sky explode shimmering, multicolored sparks Fireworks, just a fantastic sight!
Carnival dates vary, from Epiphany to Ash Wednesday Eve. The period known as Carnival—probably from the Latin caro or carne levara, meaning ‘‘to take away meat’’ and ‘‘a farewell to flesh’’ begins anytime after Epiphany and usually comes to a climax during the last three days before Ash Wednesday, especially during Mardi Gras. It is a time of feasting and revelry in anticipation of the prohibitions of Lent.
Carnival is still observed in most of Europe and the Americas. It features masked balls, lavish costume parades, torch processions, dancing, fireworks, noise-making, and of course feasting on all the foods that will have to be given up for Lent. Ordinarily Carnival includes only the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, but sometimes it begins on the preceding Friday or even earlier. In Brazil, Carnival is the major holiday of the year.
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World- Dictionary 2005