The Ladin Carnival

In Val di Fassa Carnival is the most suggestive and popular event of the Ladin folklore and cultural tradition. An appointment that every year lives and renews itself through the “mascherèdes”, which find their origin in burlesque and mocking representations of characters belonging to the ancient daily life of Fassa, and the artistic achievements of the “faceres”. The wooden masks, obtained from half a pine tree trunk, are carved with extreme skill by local sculptors, externally and internally, so that they adhere to the wearer’s face, and then decorated. The Carnival rites are conducted by the “guide” masks: Lachè, Bufons and Marascons, who wear cheerful dresses, flower-decorated headdresses, colourful ribbons, cowbells and, the inevitable, “facèr  

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