Processions and parties in the snow for the Dolomites' happiest Carnival

Feb 06, 2014 715

The Ladin Carnevale of Val di Fassa has already begun this year, having kicked off on January 17th (the Feast Day of Sant'Antonio Abate, Patron Saint of Alba di Canazei).

In Fassa, where "carnascèr" (Carnival) is the perculiar expression of local culture, in which irony and irreverence are the main ingredients of every Carnivalesque event.
Among the typical masks – the"Bufon," the "Lachè" and the "Marascons" are always around to jeer at and joke with participants and passersby, according to formulas both archaic and modern, and of course, in the Ladin Language.

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