Ready for the Italian Carnival 2021?
This year the Italian Carnival period goes from the 11th (the so called “Giovedì Grasso“) to the 16th February (“Martedì Grasso“).
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, unfortunately all the celebrations have been cancelled as gathering would be too dangerous.
Some cities have postponed the Carnival to the summer 2021, to be able to attract people to the traditional events.
However, we will still celebrate this Carnival: there will be loads of online events to cheer you up!
Let’s discover the most spectacular celebrations!
Carnevale di Venezia. The most famous Carnival in Italy offers a variety of virtual events, such as some online activities for children and teenagers organised by Biennale Education, the Kids Carnival with lovely Puppet Show and the traditional competition for Best Mask 2021.
On top of that, you can watch some videos about some stories and curiosities and follow the streaming every day at 5pm (Italy time). It will be fun!
Carnevale di Ivrea. This year the traditional battle of oranges won’t take place, but you can take part in “Un carnevale di ricordi“, lovely initiative on social networks with the aim of putting together all the memories about this gorgeous festival.
People can post pictures and videos from past years on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #uncarnevalediricordi: the best material will be selected and reposted through the official pages of the Historic Carnival of Ivrea. Amazing idea!
World Wide Carnival. A lovely initiative organised by Carnevale Princeps Irpino, an association which promotes a big online meeting to reunite 12 national and international celebrations on February 7. at 5pm (Italy time).
A great occasion to talk about the current situation but also make plans for the future and project new celebrations for the coming years. Everyone can join!
So even if this year Carnival won’t be the same, there are still many lovely things to fell festive!