Carnevale di Bambini a Bologna

If you’re an adult and love celebrating Carnival with big parties and colorful street celebrations full of elaborately masked adults, steer clear of Bologna and head North-East to Venice. And if you’re lucky enough to still be under 10 years of age, the Sunday before Fat Tuesday is commemorated in Bologna with Carnevale di Bambini, or Kid’s Carnival, in the Piazza Maggiore, and it’s sure to put a smile on your face.

There’s nothing better, in my opinion, than watching costumed kids running around throwing colorful confetti on one another. Maybe I’m just a big kid myself, but I wish I could throw confetti around every day and add a bit more color to world. [This will be my future campaign.] Today, though, I got as far as buying a bag for myself, but for some reason I didn’t have the gusto to join in the festivities (next time I need to rent a kid for the day; it might make it easier).

I think these pictures really speak for themselves. I hope they inspire you as they’ve inspired me. We all need to add more color and fun in our lives, n’est-ce pas?

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