Photographer's Note

The Carnival is a party whose origins are ancient. To our days it is the happy party that is celebrated, in the Catholic tradition, before the beginning of the Lent. Etymologically, the word carnival derives from the Latin "carnem to raise", popularly translated "it meat-is worth" or "carnasciale", because anciently it pointed out the banquet of abolition of the meat that immediately was held before the period of abstinence and fast of the Lent. The Carnival represents for a long time a party of the people.
It is a moment in which every hierarchy decays for leaving space to the masks, to the smile, to the joke. The same to disguise a way is represented through which to go out of the daily paper, to fall to pieces himself some his own social role, to deny itself same to become other. The carnival in Venice is one of the most known and appreciated carnivals of the world. It has very ancient origins: the first testimony of the carnival goes up again to a 1094 Doge document in which the word is quoted for the first time. In the period that had gone per diem usually since December 26 some Ashes, the Venetians they poured again him to make party for the roads wearing masks and motley customs. It very often happened however that the celebrations already started the first October. The tradition, interrupted in the historical center by the dominations French and Austrian for fear of rebellions of the population it is taken back in 1979. Since then the first event tourist Venetian and thousand and thousand of people of the whole world has become in lagoon are poured again for celebrating the carnival in an unique considered way to the world for variety of figures, sounds, colors.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Paolo Luigi Germano (paololg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 365 N: 6435] (31448)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2007-12-30
  • Categories: Festivals
  • Exposition: f/2.8, 1/100 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2008-01-15 13:47
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