Carnevale di Venezia @ Walt Whitman

The annual Carnival of Venice originated in the year 1162 and now attracts around 3 million visitors who come to see the elaborate masks and costumes, which were traditionally worn for anonymity in the crowded Italian city.
The annual Carnival of Venice originated in the year 1162 and now attracts around 3 million visitors who come to see the elaborate masks and costumes, which were traditionally worn for anonymity in the crowded Italian city.
Walt Whitman’s Italian language students, and their teachers Manuela Stefanelli-Fasano and Rose Bunnell, gathered today to display their Carnevale Masks that they created themselves.
Walt Whitman’s Italian language students, and their teachers Manuela Stefanelli-Fasano and Rose Bunnell, gathered today to display their Carnevale Masks that they created themselves.

Today, February 12 begins the Carnival of Venice or, Carnevale di Venezia as they say in Italian.  This is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter, on Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Tuesday or Mardi gras, which is the day before Ash Wednesday.

Walt Whitman’s Italian language students, and their teachers Manuela Stefanelli-Fasano and Rose Bunnell, gathered today to display their Carnevale Masks that they created themselves.  The students then sold their masks by the end of the day, with the money to be donated to a local homeless shelter.

Congratulazioni studenti!

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