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    Venice Carnival Welcomes Visitors With Boat Paradei
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    Zlatica Hoke
    January 24, 2016 11:44 PM
    Visitors are flocking to Italy's renowned Venice Carnival, which opened Saturday and will close February 9. One of the world's oldest and most colorful, the festival features a canal boat parade, grand masquerade ball, dinner with Casanova, the king's banquet and many other events. It ends with a spectacular Mardi Gras, and a night of reveling before the somber Ash Wednesday, which for Christians marks the beginning of Lent. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.

    Venice Carnival Welcomes Visitors With Boat Parade

    Zlatica Hoke

    Published January 24, 2016

    Visitors are flocking to Italy's renowned Venice Carnival, which opened Saturday and will close February 9. One of the world's oldest and most colorful, the festival features a canal boat parade, grand masquerade ball, dinner with Casanova, the king's banquet and many other events. It ends with a spectacular Mardi Gras, and a night of reveling before the somber Ash Wednesday, which for Christians marks the beginning of Lent. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.


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