Marie Parade 2014

22 February 2014

From San Pietro di Castello to Piazza San Marco

The traditional “Festa delle Marie” evokes the homage that the Venetian Doge offered every year to twelve beautiful but humble venetian girls, offering them magnificent jewels as a bridal dowry. The “Festa delle Marie” is articulated in different days and it is the occasion to admire the traditional venetian period costumes. The event will be inaugurated Saturday 22nd of February, with the parade of the twelve girls selected in the previous weeks. The walking parade, escorted by the historical groups of C.E.R.S. and the Venice Carnival groups (Ass. Amici del Carnevale di Venezia and Ass. Internazionale per il Carnevale di Venezia), will reach San Marco stage at 16.00 pm, where the twelve “Marias” will be introduced to the crowd waiting for them. 
The event is organized by the Associazione “Venezia è… (Storia arte cultura)”.
Ideated by Bruno Tosi.
Historical groups and parade by C.E.R.S. – Consorzio Europeo Rievocazioni Storiche.