Today is Shrove Tuesday: Mardi Gras, which in Italian is Martedì Grasso. It is the highest point of the carnival: of excess and fun. In effect, the word Carnival comes from the idea of getting rid of food to clean ourselves and find the happiness of living, and it is the end of the excess of the use of meat; it’s a way to make people understand that we need to vent all our frustrations, all our fears, and all our joys after a winter that has been hard to deal with.
Carnival is a Great Event
There is no doubt that Carnival is a great event for the whole world, and the Italian world is plan of beautiful festivities and not only the famous Venice carnival, but also festive events like the carnival of Viareggio or Orentano in Tuscany.