Feb 182011

On March 8th is Carnevale, one of the biggest parties of the year in the Catholic world! More commonly known as Mardi Gras in America, this event has great cultural importance for Catholics and those who live in Catholic countries, and the Venice Carnival is famed for the antics of those who participate, the costumes and masks, and the parties. The Italian Club of the University of Washington is hosting an event to promote Carnevale and prepare for the main event (and also celebrate!)

On March 8th is Carnevale, one of the biggest parties of the year in the Catholic world! More commonly known as Mardi Gras in America, this event has great cultural importance for Catholics and those who live in Catholic countries, and the Venice Carnival is famed for the antics of those who participate, the costumes and masks, and the parties. The Italian Club of the University of Washington is hosting an event to promote Carnevale and prepare for the main event (and also celebrate!)

The event is being held on Wednesday, February 23rd, 1:30-3:20, in Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) 235.

There will be free high quality food and beverages available, as well as the opportunity to decorate your own Carnevale mask! The items available are feathers, sequins, and more. Masks will be provided.

During the 2nd hour, 2:30 – 3:20, Ruggero Taradel, one of the Italian Department’s resident historians extraordinaire, will be giving his Carnevale Lecture a second time after last week’s successful event! The presentation is quite humorous, and very informative – There will also be a video of Carnevale antics.

Wear purple, green and gold if you can, as those are the traditional colors! Also, if you can’t make it but know someone who might like to go please can you forward this message on to them?

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About Keli Sim DeRitis

Keli Sim DeRitis is an artist, designer, passionate cook, teacher, and tour guide. Keli founded Poggi Bonsi in 2001 to share her love of European travel, food, wine, and culture. Connect with me on Google+


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