Thursday, January 24, 2008

Info on Carnevale (Mardi Gras), 2008 in Italy

(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 28 January 2008)

Here are some links on Carnevale (Mardi Gras), 2008 in Italy:

The above links are current. If anyone has any suggestions for other sites, please feel free to post your comment and I'll update this blog entry. For your specific interest, please search the web for further information using Google .

While I have stated above that a link may be in English, it should be noted that the Italian version provides more detailed information about the specific event.

There will be many celebrations for carnevale throughout Italy. This is just a small sampling of events. It should be noted that some of these events have already taken place.

Updated on 28 January 2008:

On Sunday, 27 January, my wife and I went to the Carnevale dei Figli di Bocco at Castiglion Fibocchi (AR). This carnevale allowed one to walk up to various individuals in ornate and colorful costumes and you could take pictures of the individual while walking around the town in the afternoon. Later in day, all the individuals in costumes walked down a runway that was located in the town square. It was quite a turnout of individuals from the town itself and from around the region. There was a large outdoor screen setup where everyone in the crowd could see and view the costumed participants.

Martha, my wife, and I were interviewed in English by Gabriele, a student from Scuola Media di Castiglion Fibocchi, about what we thought of their town's carnevale activities, our impressions and what we saw that day. His teacher, Signora Carla Ghisalberti, and his classmates had created a poster in English on display explaining the origins of the town's carnevale. Signora Ghisalberti introduced us to her daughter and another teacher, Signora Lucia Nardi and made us most welcomed to their town. Pictures to follow soon....

That's it for Thursday, 24 January 2008: giovedì, 24 gennaio 2008.

Ciao, Ben

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Today’s quote is a Italian proverb, author unknown.

"Quannu l'ossu è 'n pedi, la carni va e veni."
"As long as you're able to walk you can always regain your health."

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(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 28 January 2008)

1 comment:

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