Report and vocabulary
They may not be the most aesthetically pleasing group of people you've ever met, but these revellers at the Lucerne Carnival in Switzerland hope their ugly masks will scare off the evil spirits of winter and pave the way for spring.
The festival also features lanterns, costumes and music, and is part of a tradition which can be traced back to the 15th Century.
- aesthetically pleasing
beautiful to look at
people who party in a noisy way
- scare off
to make someone or something worried about something so they decide not to do it
- pave the way for
make it possible for (something to happen)
- traced back to
identified as having started in