Yesterday, March 1st, during the period of the Serenissima Republic, the Venetian New Year was celebrated.

It was a particular holiday also due to the fact that unlike the Gregorian calendar it provided for its celebration on a rather unusual day. The Venetian New Year provided, in the days before and after the 1st of March, that people would go to the Venetian streets with pots, lids and other home made tools, banging them together making a great noise.

The party was, in reality, a sort of propitiatory “rite” to drive away the winter and the cold by welcoming the warm season.