Carnevale is a Roman Catholic festival mainly comprising of street entertainment for children. The carnival season is a two-week period before the traditional Christian fasting of lent. The festivities involve dressing in costumes, street parades combining elements of a circus to music, public street entertainment, masquerade balls and general revelry. Children typically pelt each other with coriandoli (coloured confetti) and spray silly string and foam on each other and passers by. This holiday event is traditionally celebrated by enjoying a pastry called the Chiacchiere, a small fried or oven-baked, sugar or chocolate-covered delicacy.