The Venetian

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    The Venetian Origins of Mardi Gras

    Few will surprised by the pagan origins of Mardi Gras. The indulgence in food and wine and the relaxed sexual mores that accompany the festival are akin to the bacchanalia of the pre-Christian era, when the Romans would celebrate the spring equinox with gusto and abandon. And it makes perfect sense ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 31, 2007