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Last weekend of (Catholic) Carnevale

Last weekend of (Catholic) Carnevale starts today and ends Sunday at 5AM!

Mainly Capriasca, Brissago, and Biasca (and everywhere north), plus most of Lombardia in Italy!

(the reddish bits in the map)



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Re: Last weekend of (Catholic) Carnevale

Now that Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday have gone we have Lent, a time when Catholics are expected to be frugal and contemplate their rich lives. However once again the Italian speaking areas seem to go against the normal behaviour in the rest of the Catholic parts of the country. At the end of Lent we have Good Friday, one of the most important Christian holidays, and a day when the Tessin do not even have a public holiday.
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Re: Last weekend of (Catholic) Carnevale

One parlamentarian tried introducing that, two times, that but the current festive days distribution was better liked. Also, tourists are around (why close shops), and italy doesn't have this festive day either, so the economic reasons for the status quo are strong.
Instead ss pietro e paolo in june is much better for a longer summer weekend, there are not many festive days around that period of time, although it's true only ticino has this in switzerland.
I was surprised when i found out that epiphany doesn't exist in most cantons, christmas vacations are from the 25th to the 6th in my mind.

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Now that Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday have gone we have Lent, a time when Catholics are expected to be frugal and contemplate their rich lives. However once again the Italian speaking areas seem to go against the normal behaviour in the rest of the Catholic parts of the country.
Wrong, it's only some Italian speakers, and for reasons dating back 500+ years.

For Ambrosian-Rite Catholics, Lent starts next Sunday. There is no Shrove Tuesday, nor Ash Wednesday, just Sabato Grasso.

Lent, however, ends at the same time for both Roman Rite (Como) and Ambrosian Rite (Milano) calendars.

Meanwhile, I think we'll head up to Tesserete tomorrow for another couple hours of Carnevale!

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At the end of Lent we have Good Friday, one of the most important Christian holidays, and a day when the Tessin do not even have a public holiday.
What's the point of a holiday if all the roads are clogged with Swiss-Germans?

Personally, I'd rather sit in my office than in traffic!

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