La Carnaval dura diez días en febrero: The carnival lasts 10 days in February. La Carnaval de Cádiz es una fiesta muy musical: The Carnival of Cadiz is a very musical festival. Hay una competición musical importante en el teatro en Cádiz: There is an important music festival in the theatre in Cadiz.
Muchos grupos de hombres cantan canciones originales de política, amor y aventura: Lots of groups of men sing original songs about politics, love and adventure. Llevan sombreros, pelucas y gafas: They wear hats, wigs and glasses. Arrows will reveal the meaning of the sombreros, pelucas & gafas on mouse-clicks after listening to the audio.
NB. Click on a picture to make video start. Click again to pause, and again to re-start. Las canciones son divertidas, ruidosas, serias de política, amor y aventura: The songs are funny, noisy, serious about politics, love and adventure. ¿Qué opinas de la música? ¿Por qué? : What do you think about the music? Why? Again, encourage pupils to recycle opinions/reasons vocabulary – illustrating the vocabulary can be used in different contexts.
martes, el doce de febreroLI – Citizenship – learning about other cultures and traditions
Hundreds of years ago, the followers of the Catholic religion inItaly started the tradition of holding a wild costume festival right before the first day of Lent. Because Catholics are not supposed to eat meat during Lent, they called their festival, carnevale — which means “to put away the meat.” As time passed, carnivals in Italy became quite famous and spread to France, Spain, and many Catholic countries in Europe and America.
Spain is well known for its many “Fiestas”. However ofall the crazy Spanish fiestas that take place throughoutthe year there is nothing better than the Carnivalcelebrations in late February. The week leading up toLent is a time for wild partying in some parts of Spainwhen the country plays host to Europe’s biggest andbest Carnival festivals.
During Carnival week masked balls,processions of decorated floats throughthe streets, costume parades, andfeasting generally mark the celebration.
The first day of the carnival season varies fromcountry to country. Mardi Gras, Pancake Tuesdaycome from the custom of using up meat and fatsin the home before Lent, but in Spain it is FatThursday – Jueves Lardero. Very often in Spainthey eat omelettes rather than pancakes.
La Carnaval duradiez días en febrero.La Carnaval de Cádiz esuna fiesta musical.Hay una competición musicalimportante en el teatro enCádiz.
Muchos grupos de hombrescantan canciones originales,de política, amor y aventura.Llevan sombreros, pelucasy gafas.
Las canciones son ruidosas, divertidas o serias, de política, amor y aventura. 1 2 ¿Qué opinas de la música? ¿Por qué?
The fun begins on Fat Thursday (Jueves Ladero)7th February and ends the following Wednesday –Ash Wednesday. It ends with a traditional ceremony in which It ends with a traditional ceremony in which sardines are buried to symbolise the beginning of sardines are buried to symbolise the beginning of the fast. the fast.
El entierro consiste (consist) enun desfile (parade) que parodia(that parodies) un funeral.
Las viudas (widows) de las sardinaslloran y gritan (cry and scream) ...
El entierro de la sardina The burial of the sardineIt marks the end ofcarnival and thebeginning of Lent
Los fuegos artificiales Fireworks Grilled sardines
The dictator General Francobanned “El Carnaval” for fortyyears!
Carnival in Spain is celebrated nationwide. While each townhas its own unique celebration they all have a devotion tohaving a good time. In these main destinations duringCarnival it seems that no one sleeps as the drinking anddancing go from dusk until dawn. You’ll see extravagantcostumes and people in masks everywhere and, in any ofSpain’s Carnivals, you’ll have a lot more fun participating inthe masquerading than you will just watching.
Una máscara A maskhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQWQ7GizK3c
El Carnaval masks! -Cut out a basic mask shape. -Draw your own, or use our templates. -use coloured (preferably purple, gold or green) card, or white card -add colour, sequins, beads, ribbons, glitter, feathers etc to decorate -Using a hole punch, punch two holes at each end and cut string or elastic to fit. -decorate your mask to be really "over the top" and fancy!