PHOTOS Floating 'blame the moon' themed parade kicks off Venice Carnival

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Floating 'blame the moon' themed parade kicks off Venice Carnival

By Yan Yiqiao | People's Daily app

12:06, February 18, 2019

Performers sail along the Cannaregio Canal during the opening of the 2019 Venice Carnival on February 16, 2019, in Venice, Italy. “Blame the moon” is the theme of this year's parade to mark 50 years since man first walked on the moon and in reference to Shakespeare's play Othello, where the moon is blamed for driving men mad. (Photo: VCG)

An artist performs during the “Tutta colpa della Luna”or “Blame the Moon” festivities down the Rio di Cannaregio, one of Venice's famed canals, on February 16, 2019. Venice began its annual Carnival festivities with a floating, night-time parade to kick off more than two weeks of celebrations. (Photo: VCG)

The opening show of the Venice Carnival is held in Venice, Italy, on February 16, 2019. The Venice Carnival 2019 will run from the February 16 to March 5, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

Rowers wearing carnival costumes attend the traditional Carnival Regatta along the Grand Canal on February 17, 2019, in Venice, Italy. (Photo: VCG)

Light installations are projected on the palaces along the Cannaregio Canal during the opening of the 2019 Venice Carnival on February 16, 2019, in Venice, Italy. (Photo: VCG)

Carnival in Venice is the purest example of the perfect meld of tradition, culture and entertainment all in one, offering a chance of fun for visitors of all ages. (Photo: VCG)

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