In Italy - more or less at this time of the year, just before lent - we celebrate Carnevale.
It is a kind of "happier" version of Halloween, where traditionally there are less monster
masks and more traditional ones (Arlecchino, Pulcinella, etc).
An italian group of people organized a party in Cambridge, and that was the first Carnevale for Paolo.
Also Agnese and Rachele were there, obviously as princesses (would you have guessed?).