Venetian masks are part of a long tradition in Venice, Italy. The Venetians started holding festivals going back thousands of years, and would wear these masks to keep their identities hidden. Why? Because during carnival nights, all the taboos were broken and even the most upstanding citizens would get up to all kinds of hard partying and hedonism that could ruin their reputations!
We're not saying that's what you're going to do while wearing one of these masks, not by any means (although we certainly won't judge). But today, Venetian masks are still incredibly popular for festival and masquerade events like Mardi Gras and other celebrations throughout the year. We have a wide selection of Venetian masks with designs like animals, jesters, demons, completely blank masks, and more, including Day of the Dead masks. We have both funny and sinister Venetian masks in our collection, so you're sure to find one that works for you!