#227 I miss gnocchi – 4

In Castel Goffredo (Mantova), on February, they celebrate the Carnevale. But a very special one, Il Carnevale di Re Gnocco (‘the Carnival of King Gnocco’)

A new king is crowned every year

and people celebrate dancing in the streets and eating gnocchi of course!

The tradition started in 1531 in Verona, when, due to a famine, Sir Tommaso Vico offered potatoes, eggs and flour to the poor people living in Contrada San Zeno, and they celebrated the benefactor with a big carnival in the streets.

As we say: ridi ridi che mamma ha fatto gli gnocchi! (‘Smile, mamma made gnocchi’)

(See also “I miss gnocchi – 1 – 2 – 3″ https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/212-i-miss-gnocchi-1/

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/220-i-miss-gnocchi-2/

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/224-i-miss-gnocchi-3/ )

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