Mardi Gras 2012 falls on Tuesday February 21
Mardi Gras 2012 falls on Tuesday February 21. 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!
In medieval Italy, the masks were not only for carnivals, but to hide illegal or shameful acts. And for such a case the complete lack of personality is the best alibi. Each mask has its bright pronounced and forcing its owner to dress in a certain way. And stick to the particular style of behaviour. And now he owns the mask, and the mask becomes full owner-it sets the rhythm and decide what to be.
The Italians participating in carnivals and wearing the mask then said that they changed inside and started doing things that are absolutely not peculiar. And they feel a lot more confident and have the thought that before even afraid to admit. Any mask contains magic power