2 Of the most popular masks in the world

2 Of the most popular masks in the world

Putting on a mask is a transformative experience. It allows us to be someone we’re not for a moment, changing both how we see ourselves and how we behave outwardly. Many of us know this feeling from Halloween in America, but it’s a universal feeling shared across cultures throughout human history.

While some masked ceremonies have died out over the years, others cultures have held onto their traditions.

Worn during Carnival in Venice, these world-famous masks date back to the 13th century.  The origin of the masks is unknown, but some theories suggest that they were donned in rebellion to the rigid society of the times. Venetian masks range in quality, size and material, from cheap papier mâché eye masks to porcelain face masks with long noses or elaborate feathers. Venetian masks were originally made by skilled craftsmen called the mascherari. Today they can be purchased as shops throughout Venice to wear during the 11 days of Carnival, which happen in January or February, depending on where Easter falls. shutterstock_179081768Dia de los Muertos masks represent calaveras, or skulls. The celebration originated as a way to honor the deceased and acknowledge death as a natural part of life. The festivities are on November 1st and 2nd throughout Mexico and Latin America, with celebrants wearing skull-shaped masks or face paint and color


And these are the 2 most popular masks in the world :)

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2 Responses

  1. Audrius says:

    Wonderful article

  2. Meda says:

    Interesting article.

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