Carnevale, which is the build up to the period of Lent, goes for about 4 days in Amandola. It started on Thursday with a masked party for the children at the primary school. This was followed by Sunday's procession of floats up Via Cesare Battisti, the main street. This year there were quite a number which reflected the people's view on the politicians and their policies in these hard times. By-standers were showered with confetti thrown from the passing floats. (In Italy, confetti is thrown at Carnevale and rice is thrown at weddings.)
Tonight, there will be masked dancing to live music from 10pm, followed at midnight by a DJ. Fortunately, tomorrow is a holiday! Carnevale finishes where it began, with the children, who will have some fun with masked dancing in the late afternoon.
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