"A quote from a history of Venice Carnival ."During the period of Carnival it seems that every excess was permitted and the fact that everyone wore masks seemed to abolish all social division. All the squares were thronged with people intent on partying and carousing, singing, dancing and playing games" In this country the carnival has been replaced by the festival. People need to have time to let of steam and have fun. That is a truth that has been known for centuries. Governments ignore it at their peril....... "