Eco sees no point in it:
Odio il Carnevale…. Che senso ha celebrare il Carnevale in un mondo in cui il Carnevale viene proposto per trecento e sessantacinque giorni all’anno?
“I hate Carnival…. What sense does it make to celebrate Carnival in a world in which Carnival comes 365 days a year?”
I do so love a solid curmudgeonly aspersion cast by the elders. Especially one backed with all the majesterial authority and contemptuous certitude of a medieval Pope. It doesn’t get much better than my two favorite doctors, Eco and Z.