The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival held in the beautiful place of Venice, Italy. The event is now one of the most popular carnivals in the world where it usually starts two weeks prior to Ash Wednesday. The spectacular event usually ends with the Christian celebration of Lent which is forty days before Easter on Shrove Tuesday, a day before Ash Wednesday. The Carnival of Venice is famous for its intricate masks carefully built and designed for the said occasion.
The Carnival started many years ago particularly in the 11th century where the Venice Republic celebrates in the victory against the Patriarch of Aquileia, Ulrico di Treven. Several people started to gather and dance in the vicinity of San Marco Square. The celebration became an annual tradition until it became official as a Carnival during the Rennaissance as it increases its popularity during the 17th century.
The festival was outlawed in the year 1797 as the use of masks was strictly forbidden. The festival then returns in 1979 due to the Italian government’s effort to bring back the culture and history of Venice. The festival was made as the main attraction of the government to promote the culture and the beautiful history of Venice.