Viareggio Carnival 2021: a Universal Edition in September!
The Viareggio Carnival 2021 will take place from 18 September to 9 October
The Viareggio Carnival 2021 will take place from 18 September to 9 October. Five parades of allegorical floats on the Viali a Mare, scheduled for 18, 26 September, 2, 3 and 9 October, for a "Universal Carnival", dedicated to all the traditions, stories and cultures of Carnival in the world.
This is the first time in almost 150 years that the Viareggio Carnival Masked Courses have been scheduled between the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. A revolution in the calendar caused by the pandemic.
A unique and extraordinary edition for the city of Viareggio, wanted by the Carnival Foundation and the artists who are working in the hangars of the Citadel to complete their giant allegorical constructions.
THE MASKED PARADES IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2021
The parades of allegorical floats and masquerades will open on the Lungomare di Viareggio on Saturday 18 September with the first Masked Course.
The second Corso Mascherato on Sunday 26 September will be the occasion to celebrate an important anniversary for the Viareggio Carnival: the twentieth anniversary of the historical transfer of the floats from the old hangars in Via Marco Polo to the Cittadella, which has been the place of art and creativity since that day in 2001.
Super Carnival weekend on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October with two exceptional parades of floats. Grand finale on Saturday 9 October with the fifth Corso Mascherato.
In January and February, during the traditional Carnival period, the Foundation has scheduled a series of virtual and televised events to celebrate art and creativity.
Every day, from 15 January, on the official Carnival channels (Youtube, Facebook and Instagram) a rich audiovisual programme will accompany the public to discover the art, history and traditions of the Viareggio Carnival.
A journey behind the scenes of the event to tell the mastery of the builders, reveal some details of the floats under construction that will parade in September and October, pay homage to the most beautiful songs of the musical tradition of Viareggio and its authors, tell Burlamacco and its history, the one hundred years of the magazine "Viareggio in Maschera", present tutorials on paper mache and much more. At the Cittadella del Carnevale, the new Espace Gilbert will be inaugurated with some elements of the 2020 allegorical works, in an evocative and emotional exhibition itinerary that tells about the world of fairy tales, Carnival's homage to great artists, the gigantism of allegorical constructions and the art of papier-mâché.
On the second floor of the museum space, the ribbon is cut for the new Historical Archive. This is where the richest and most complete original documentation is kept, consisting of over 2,500 original sketches, precious historical documents of the event, the collection of official magazines, postcards and posters, and all the main publications dedicated to the Carnival.
VIAREGGIO, UNIVERSAL CARNIVAL 2021
Saturday 18 September - 6 pm
1ST MASKED PARADE
Sunday 26 September - 4 pm
2ND MASKED PARADE
Saturday, October 2 - 6 pm
3RD MASKED COURSE
Sunday, October 3 - 4 pm
4TH MASKED COURSE
Saturday 9 October - 6 pm
5TH FANCY DRESS COURSE
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