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I mean a kind of party which guests and hosts hide their faces behind different masks or/and wear odd clothes. Surely there is no certain idea about main concept with me unless perhaps it has roots in customs and traditions or religions like Halloween religious roots.

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Thanks for edit! –  Persian Cat Mar 29 '13 at 8:54
    
A trivial search on google or wikipedia will reveal answers. Halloween is not a religion. –  Mark C. Wallace Mar 29 '13 at 10:57
    
I searched it but only one sentence in wiki about its origin not the main concept and surely I didn't write Halloween is a religion but has roots in religion. By a trivial search in google you can find it. –  Persian Cat Mar 29 '13 at 11:00
    
Religious roots of Halloween: google.com/…. It is about Halloween but Halloween is one of masquerade ball parties. –  Persian Cat Mar 29 '13 at 11:09

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The answer appears to be the Venetian Republic was the first nation to hold masquerade balls.

Wikipedia has an article on the history of masquerade

Victorian Masquerade Ball confirms many of the assertions in wikipedia

Samantha Peach has an article that is less well sourced

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