Careto Mask from the Bragança district of Portugal. The tradition of bachelors dressing up in these masks and costumes during Carnaval, dates back to Pre-Roman times. The young men are known to chase ladies and invade kitchens and cellars to steal food and wine. // Official Careto website: http://caretosdepodence.no.sapo.pt/index.html
You’ll find carnaval parades all over Portugal, with Lisbon and the towns of the Algarve having particularly spectacular celebrations. While it may seem to be all Rio-style feathers, spandex and sequins, carnaval dates back centuries to when people held huge feasts to eat up all the meat (carne is the Portuguese word for meat), which was forbidden during Lent. Traditionally carnaval begins on the last Friday before Lent and ends on Shrove Tuesday.
Dates du Carnaval de Venise 2015 | Dates et jours fériés
Alice In Wonderland 2 is definitely going ahead and both Johnny Depp (as the Mad Hatter) and Mia Wasikowska (as Alice) are on board. As rumors suggested, Tim Burton will NOT be helming it. That task will now be on The Muppets director's plate, James Bobin. The release date, announced Friday, is now set for May 27, 2016 (Memorial Day weekend in the US) and will likely be just as CG-tastic as the last one was, but hopefully that's a good thing.