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Venice Carnival 2018 is a beautiful spectacle of vintage costumes, fierce masks and towering wigs; see picshttps://indianexpress.com/photos/lifestyle-gallery/venice-carnival-2018-is-a-beautiful-spectacle-of-vintage-costumes-fierce-masks-and-towering-wigs-see-pics-5065116/

Venice Carnival 2018 is a beautiful spectacle of vintage costumes, fierce masks and towering wigs; see pics

The Venice Carnival 2018, which technically began on January 27, with the Flight of the Angel, a ritual dating to the 1500s, and an opening regatta saw people at their festive best. The famous carnival which was flagged off at the San Mark's square this year has been themed after “Creatum: Civitas Ludens,” that evokes the spirit of fun and play during carnival.

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If you are planning to visit Italy, then this is the best time of the year. The roads of Venice are graced by people decked up in grand masquerade ball costumes, fierce masks and towering wigs. The Venice Carnival 2018, which technically began on January 27, with the Flight of the Angel, a ritual dating to the 1500s, and an opening regatta saw people at their festive best.

The famous carnival which was flagged off at the San Mark's square this year has been themed after “Creatum: Civitas Ludens,” that evokes the spirit of fun and play during carnival.

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The season of annual carnival technically began on January 27 with the 'Flight of the Angel', a ritual dating to the 1500s, and an opening regatta. Others will follow, and will end on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.

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Masked people in vintage clothes during the official opening of the Carnival of Venice at the San Mark's square in Venice, Italy.

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Elisa Costantini, a 19-year old from Burano, an island in the Venetian Lagoon is suspended to a rope during 'Flight of the Angel'.

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Elisa Costantini posed for photos after the traditional "Angel flight" that officially opens the Carnival of Venice at the San Mark's square in Venice.

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The Venice carnival in the historic lagoon city attracts people from around the world.

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Every day, there are various competitions for the most beautiful mask and costumes.

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People gathered together wearing various kinds of mask and costumes celebrate the festival.

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Back in the 18th century, these parties were said to be the only time when aristocrats and peasants, disguised by their masks, played out their fantasies together.

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Actors perform during the 'Doge Dance' a masquerade ball at the Palazzo Pisani Moretta, in Venice.

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