Taormina, 23rd/28th February 2017
The complete PROGRAM of this year’s carnival
Thursday 23rd, piazza IX aprile @ 4.30pm > masquerade and games for kids. Minions, Spiderman, Peppa Pig and others. Awards for kids’ costumes.
Friday 24th, piazza IX aprile @ 3.30pm > face paintings
Friday 24th, piazza IX aprile @ 4.30pm > magic show for kids
Friday 24th, piazza IX aprile @ 5.30pm > Games for kids
Friday 24th, piazza IX aprile @ 6.30pm > Music and pop corn for everyone
Sunday 26th, Corso Umberto @ 3.00pm > carnival floats
Monday 27th, piazza IX aprile @3.30pm > Old games for kids
Monday 27th, piazza IX aprile @ 5.00pm > cotton candy and popcorns for everyone
Monday 27th, piazza IX aprile @ 5.30pm > Games for adults
Tuesday 28th, Corso Umberto @ 3.00pm > carnival floats
Watch the video: https://www.facebook.com/taocarnival/videos/653245014854920/
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/taocarnival/
Carnival is a Western Christian festive season that occurs before the liturgical season of Lent. The main events typically occur during February or early March, during the period historically known as Shrovetide (or Pre-Lent). Carnival typically involves a public celebration and/or parade combining some elements of a circus, masks, and a public street party. People wear masks and costumes during many such celebrations, allowing them to lose their everyday individuality and experience a heightened sense of social unity. Common features of carnival include mock battles such as food fights; social satire and mockery of authorities; the grotesque body displaying exaggerated features, especially large noses, bellies, mouths, and phalli, or elements of animal bodies; abusive language and degrading acts; depictions of disease and gleeful death; and a general reversal of everyday rules and norms.