One of the largest carnivals in the world, which traditionally takes place in Venice in February, will be held online for the first time in history against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. This is reported on the official website of the event.
Live broadcasts and screenings of pre-recorded programs dedicated to the traditions of the festival began on the portal. So, to demonstrate the costumes, which consist of a historical outfit and a mask, special virtual rooms have been created. There are also special online programs for adults.
This year, due to the pandemic, all processions and the traditional “flight of angels” from the bell tower in St. Mark’s Square were canceled. Against the background of the epidemiological situation, neither tourists who were the main visitors and participants of the carnival, nor residents of neighboring regions can come to Venice.
Losses are estimated at 80-90 percent of the profit. Workshops that make costumes and masks were particularly affected. The cost of some products reached several thousand euros.