«Other cultures, more friends» eTwinning project 2010/2011 St. Edwards C of E Primary School (Rochdale, England) San Gregorio Primary School (Aguilar de Campoo, Palencia Spain)
History of the Carnival on the worldThe celebration of Carnival has its probable origin in pagan festivals, such as thoseperformed in honor of Bacchus, the god of wine, the Roman Saturnalia and the Lupercalia, or to be made in honor of the Apis bull in Egypt.
According to some historians, the origins of Carnival can be traced back to ancient Sumeria and Egypt, more than 5.000 years, with similar celebrations in the RomanEmpire, where the custom spread throughoutEurope, being brought to America by Spanish and Portuguese navigators who colonized us from the fifteenth century.
The Carnival "Christian"The celebration of Carnival is one of the most popular holidays. It is celebrated in countries with Christian tradition, before Lent. Usually, in many places is celebrated for three days, and designated by the name of carnival, and are the three days preceding Ash Wednesday, which is the day Lent begins in the Christian calendar. It is assumed that the word carnival comes from medieval Latin "carnelevarium" meaning "to removethe flesh" and referring to the religious prohibition of eating meat during the forty days of Lent.
Carnival de Aguilar de Camporevolve around the cookie, clearand transcendent symbol in theeconomic and cultural life of thetown. Every year more peoplethat visit us during these days toattend these parties who haveacquired a special attachment to
In Aguilar de campocelebrates carnival of thecookie in honors of thecookies industries that arepresent in the village sincebefore 1.881.Carnival began in 1989 by agroup of friends and hascontinued every year andincreasing participation up to10.000 peoples, theparticipation of the mainparade that place onSaturday evening.
It is organized by the CitiCounts on thecollaboration of thecatering and othergroups of the village.It has a program thatbegins on Friday with ameeting and followed byparades, competition, performances, tasting oftypical sweets and endson Tuesday night whitthe burning of thecookie.
Aguilar the openingspeech on the Friday’snight is done by themayor and one of thecouncil read theproclamation and giveinformacion on how theywill be the carnival thisyear. After the speech, there is a show some dancing, magic tricks type representacion o other thing.
When the speech isfinished the carnivalstarts,Then the people startgetting dressed for«cambio de sexo»
The parade is the main event of the carnival, children and adults dressup, all is colourful. In the parade costume contest the winner receivessome money which can only spend in Aguilar.In this event involved many people from Aguilar.Besides being fun and entertaining, the floats are beautiful and it showsthe effort they have made building them. The parade is on Saturday and Sunday, these days people come out with their coaches in the guise of different groups ways.It is mades a parade through the streets of Aguilar. After a while when the journey is made all the people arrives to the square.
The big event will come at eleven at night with the start of the paradefrom the Avenida de Cervera and will end around midnight at thesquare of Spain.In the parade were many groups with children of all ages.Theparade is great fun, music, dance ...People has a blast and end of the parade are the prizes in thesquare. The most beautiful floats take top awards
In Aguilar de Campo in the carnival held a contest inwhich people who is working in a bar also disguise thebar. Owners have to decorate the bar and the bestcan win. In the picture there is one of the winners ofthe last year
In Aguilar some people decided todress up their pets, sometimes theydress up with funny costumes andother times with normal costumes.This tradition of dressing up the petsis not for anything inparticular, that’s because theowners of the animals want to doit, because the truth is a fun way tohave fun with your pet.Moreover, the judges select thebest costume and then give a prizeto the concursants who are chose.It is very fun to see the funnycostumes of puppies and kittensamong many other things.It is one of the best days foreveryone in this town!
In Spain exist the tradition ofcelebrate the Carnival ,beforeHolly Week,specifically.The last year I celebrate in Aguilarde Campoo ,in this place a lot ofpeople do their costumes andsometimes they dress up their pets.The last year a girl wons the contestwith her dog,the costume of thedog was like that of its owner.I like ita lot.The cats and a lot of petsparticipe in this contest.Sometimesthe people decides to dress uptheir pets with costumes of piratesor cowboys among a lot of morethings.It’s to cool!
We going to peparate the carnival with ourteachers. The tittle of the carnival is: the musicstyles. We going to do four groups. One groupdresses up the disco style, other group rockstyle, other group hippy style and the last groupcabaret style. We going to the school onSaturday afternoons to preparate the costumes.Also we are going to make a twister game, thetwister have four pieces: the peace symbol,cabaret symbol, the rock symbol and discosymbol. When the twister marks cabaret the thepeople going to dress cabaret, have to dance.This is and example of the making twister. Thisyear is going to be very funny.
The carnival of Aguilar de Campóo is especial becausethe last day of carnival celebrates the burn of biscuitthis celebrate the last day of carnival and is hotbecause the biscuit burn and dismiss very hot .Whenthe biscuit is burn the firefighter off the flames.People dress up of widow and cry in front of biscuit.I like dress up of widow because is funny.This day the City Hall organize a and the winer winmany.
the charsters of the burn of cookie are fireworks and the details of statue of cookie. This celebrate start in 1978On the lat day players were among the firstinstitutions thatchanged thanks to the competitionaspect dress up your workplaces, who handedthree prizes of 200€. Thus, abank became the feriade Cordoba, most original, «a clotthing store, on apirate ship, best servize», or residence in anEgiptian oasis best set.
In the afternoon , put the sweet notetasting contest and appendages.Cookie’s funeral held in Aguilar deCampoo.On the burial day carnivalcelebrations in the cookie.The night inthe square of country.The people dressin black for occasion.So end thefestivities in this town so unique.
The Carnival of Venice is veryold, people dress in costumes ofthe seventeenth century Venetianthese carnivals are fun becausewith these costumes seem tohave left any box.
Brazils carnival is beautiful because itis one of the most beautiful carnivalsaround the world each year for thesemonths will people .Is very fun thepeople dance the samba. Thiscarnival costumes, has worked overlast year to participate in thiswonderful carnival.
Paraguays carnival is verysimilar to that the carnival ofBrazil listen music and dancesamba. In these days manytourists travel to Paraguay towitness this beautiful andcolorful carnival costumesParaguay.The people makethe fancy with feather of verycolors.