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Party time...See how people have fun around the world

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  1. 1. Elizabeth Therese Gaughan English Language Assistant IES La Arboleda
  2. 2. What is Carnival ? <ul><li>Carnival is a big party. It is a “last chance” to have fun before Lent. </li></ul><ul><li>Lent is the 40 days before Easter. It is a time of fasting and prayer. </li></ul><ul><li>This year, Lent begins on February 25 th (Ash Wednesday) and ends April 11 th (the day before Easter). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Origins of Carnival <ul><li>Carnival was started by Catholics in Italy in the year 1268. </li></ul><ul><li>The Italian word carnevale means “to put away the meat”—Catholics aren’t allowed to eat meat during Lent! </li></ul><ul><li>The celebration spread to other Catholic countries in Europe like France, Spain, and Portugal. </li></ul><ul><li>When they took control of the Americas and other countries around the world, they took the tradition of Carnival with them. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Famous Carnivals Around the World <ul><li>We are going to look at famous carnivals in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cádiz (Spain) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Mardi Gras (New Orleans) <ul><li>First New Orleans Mardi Gras was in 1857. </li></ul><ul><li>Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” in French. </li></ul><ul><li>Mardi Gras is celebrated with a huge parade of floats and people in costume, which is followed by a ball (a big dance). </li></ul><ul><li>People ride the floats and throw beads and other trinkets to the people in the streets. </li></ul><ul><li>Mardi Gras is February 24 th this year. </li></ul><ul><li>Slogan: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Laissez les bon temps rouler!&quot; </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Carnaval (Rio de Janeiro) <ul><li>Carnaval is the four days before Lent. </li></ul><ul><li>The big event is the Samba Parade , a competition between the samba schools of Rio. </li></ul><ul><li>There are also street parties, balls, costume competitions, and live music. </li></ul><ul><li>This year, Carnaval is February 21 st -24 th . </li></ul>
  7. 9. Carnaval (Cádiz) <ul><li>In Cádiz, Carnaval lasts two weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>The Cádiz Carnaval is famous for the chirigotas , hilarious comedy groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Choirs travel through the streets singing and playing music. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a big contest of chirigotas, choirs, and other groups at the Gran Teatro Falla. </li></ul><ul><li>This year, Carnaval is February 19 th -March 1 st . </li></ul>
  8. 11. Want to Learn More? <ul><li>Mardi Gras in New Orleans </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Carnaval in Cádiz </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>