Monday, January 30, 2006

Speaking of Carnival--Guess Which One is the Oldest?

Which carnival is the oldest? Gee, if you guessed "Venice," you'd be right. I found this on the website of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

"...Venice claims to have the oldest carnival tradition, with laws establishing the holiday dating back to the 13th century. This year, the Venice carnival -- known for elaborate masks and costumes -- takes place Feb. 17-28. Events include masked balls, music and dance performances, gondola parades, formal dinners and children's celebrations."

Too bad they don't have a theme!

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