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    October 2016

    Event: Festival of the Must 2016

    Every year on the first sunday of October, Sant’Erasmo organises the “Festa del Mosto” or “Festival of the Must” (freshly pressed grape juice).

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    November 2016

    Event: Saint Martin’s Festival

    San Martino, the 11th of November, is a day dear to the venetians, and especially the youngest ones who can be found walking around the city in groups, singing, hitting pots and pans to celebrate the saint.

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    Event: Festa della Salute

    The festa della Madonna della Salute, or Virgin Mary of Health, is a holiday that was instituted in 1630 and has been celebrated solemnly until the end of the venetian republic in 1796.

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    January 2017

    Event: Epiphany Regatta 2017

    The epiphany regatta or “Regata della Befana” is held every 6th of June in Venice on the Grand Canal. The Befana is an old woman riding a broom who delivers gifts to children all through Italy.

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    February 2017

    Event: Carnival of Venice

    Several events and shows will take place all around Venice during those days.

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    Event: Carnival, Opening Part I

    Masks, costumes, boats, magic, all in one place for a spectacular grand opening!!!

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    Event: Carnival, Opening part II

    A big water parade, organized by the venetian rowing clubs, will float along the Grand Canal and the Rio di Cannaregio.

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    Event: Carnival, Festa delle Marie

    Dating back to 943 a.d., the “Festa delle Marie” is the oldest venetian celebration.

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    Event: Carnival, Flight of the Angel in Saint Mark’s square

    La “Festa delle Marie”, Claudia Marchiori, will be the Angel of the new Carnival 2017 and will fly from St Mark’s bell tower

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    The Venice Carnival Bull’s Ballade

    The parade re-created by the “Compagnia l’Arte dei Mascareri” will bring a huge papier-mâché bull and 12 pigs masks across the heart of Venice.

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