Martedì Grasso in Italy

"Martedì Grasso" in Italy refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on the 17th January and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday (known as Shrove Tuesday). It reflects the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. The festival season varies from city to city, as some traditions. In Italy "Fat Tuesday" is the main day of Carnival along with the Thursday before, called Giovedí Grasso (Fat Thursday), which ratifies the start of the celebrations. The most famous Carnivals in Italy are in Venice, Viareggio and Ivrea. Ivrea has the characteristic "Battle of Oranges" that finds its roots in medieval times. The Italian version of the festival is spelled Carnevale. In the picture you can see traditional cakes in my area, "chiacchiere", "cicerchiata" and "castagnole" with cream. Enjoy them ...

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