Carnival & the Cask of Amontillado

Robert G, Julian B, Tyler J & Taylor S

Carnevale

In Venice, Christians celebrate Lent which is a period of asking for forgiveness, abstaining from certain kinds of food, and spiritual preparation for Easter. But before Lent, Carnevale is celebrated where people celebrate through parades, costuming, music, feasting, and festivals.
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History of Carnival 'Carnevale'

Some of the first Carnevale celebrations were held in Italy during the middle ages. Eating meat during this time was a delicacy to the Venetians because once lent began meat was prohibited by Church law.

Early celebrations were centered around eating, drinking, wearing masks, and dancing.

Thousands of visitors came to celebrate. The wealthy threw costume balls while the nobleman paraded in the streets, and the poor dressed up too in costumes and masks.

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Where Carnival Takes Place

Different kinds of Carnivals occur all over the world in places such as;

Carnaval (Brazil)

Karneval (Germany)
Fasnet (Germany)
Carnevale (Italy)
Carnival (Trinidad and Tobago, United States)
Mardi Gras (United States)

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The First 'Carnevale'

- Carnival celebrations were held in Italy, during the middle ages (500 - 1500 AD)

- People began to celebrate the festival by 1140 . By the 1300's, Carnival was becoming more and more popular .

Outlawing 'Carnevale'

Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator, banned masks and finally Carnevale itself. Not until many years later, in 1979, the celebration were revived with all its costumed glory.

Carnival Today

Carnival is celebrated today all over the world from Brazil to Italy, to Germany and even in the Uniter States.
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Citations

"Carnival." Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays. Ed. Robert H. Griffin and Ann H. Shurgin. Vol. 1. Detroit: UXL, 2000. 15-26. Student Resources in Context. Web. 27 Sept. 2015.


"Italy." Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays. Ed. Robert H. Griffin and Ann H. Shurgin. Vol. 1. Detroit: UXL, 2000. 42-50. Student Resources in Context. Web. 27 Sept. 2015.


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"The Best Place To Celebrate Carnival In Italy." Mussio, Gina. Weblog post. Walks Of Italy. N.p., 5 Feb. 2014. Web. 27 Sept. 2015. <https://www.walksofitaly.com/blog/all-around-italy/carnival-in-italy>.