23 Feb 2017 Hour 14:00
Piazza San Marco

Ballad of the masks with "The Cutting Head of the Toro"


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The Feast of Fat Thursday

The Association Company The Art of Mascareri organizes care and promotes the third edition of the Ballad of Masks with two parades.

Recovers and re-interprets the ancient story of the day Thursday before Lent of the year 1162 in which they celebrated the victory of the Doge Vitale Michiel II on Ulrich Patriarch of Aquileia with 12 Feudatari rebels.
In memory of the uprising attempt bloodily crushed, every year even the successors of Patriarch had to send a gift and compensation to the Doge in office a bull 12 loaves and 12 well-fed pigs.
The bull-Patriarch with 12-Feudatari Pigs were put to the mockery of the public square with a ritual that included at its peak the spectacular cut of the bull's head, hence the saying that special Venetian "Tagiar the head of the bull" which means close the matter definitively. Also synonymous with quick fix, dry although painful ... ..
The animals were then slaughtered and cooked, and their meat distributed during banquets among the nobles clergy people and prisoners.

The company invites everyone to participate in the mask, possibly the Venetian artisan true, the party which begins Thursday, February 23 date, time and place of the holding of the event will be announced soon.

Until 17.00 with the Great dramatic conclusion in Piazza San Marco for "The Cutting Head to ....".


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