Golden Lion – Venice Film Festival

The Golden Lion is a prize awarded at the Venice Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica).
The festival is considered one of the biggest and most important events in the city. At the same time one of the oldest events of its kind in the world. Its origins are seen in the film festival, which took place on the island of Lido in 1932.

Festa del Redentore

Redentore celebration is a local holiday in Venice, held every year on the third Sunday of July.
Was established shortly after bubonic plague stopped in 1576. A characteristic feature of this festival is to build a bridge of boats, which links Venice with Giudecca island. On Saturday evening also held a fireworks show, and since 2007 the Festa del Redentore celebration is also accompanied by music. In addition, throughout Venice are exposed tables laden with food, because the feast is accompanied by feasting. The culmination of the ceremony is to sail by boat to the Lido and common expectation on the sunrise.

The Carnival of Venice

Venetian carnival is the European equivalent of the carnival in Brazil. Italians start very early to celebrate, because the first masqueraders appear on the streets of Venice as early as the second day of Christmas. The biggest crowds gather mainly in the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, but it’s Epiphany is the climax of the Venetian fun. Its crowning is midnight from Tuesday on Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins.
Italians celebrate carnival rather pompously and in large numbers. On the streets there are a lot of people – their motion is sometimes guided by the police. Also are created one-way streets.
An essential element of the Carnival of Venice are costumes and masks. This custom derives from the ancient times, when under the guises changed social classes. This allowed for a peaceful and positive outlet of negative emotions in relation to a particular layer.