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Carnival customs

Carnival customs

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Carnival customs

  1. 1. Carnival customs Comenius 2012-14 ‘Sharing Traditions, Creating Unity’
  2. 2. • Carnival is not celebrated everywhere in Germany. Especially many people celebrate it in the Rhineland. Well known are the celebrations in the cities of Cologne, Dusseldorf and Mainz. But in other parts of Germany they celebrate this festival. Only you are there to the festival a different name. It says "Fastnacht" or "Fasching". Germany
  3. 3. • The custom Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday to celebrate is very old. In the 13th Century there were carnivals, and a carnival king was elected. Carnival is a time to even have to be really funny. People dress up and pulls colorful dresses or masks. • Then you go to Mardi Gras celebrations or carnivals with large colorful decorated floats Germany
  4. 4. Germany
  5. 5. • Patra’s Carnival is the best in Greece! • Every year in January, there is the opening of the Carnival in George’s square with lots of music, dancing and fireworks! Greece
  6. 6. • The Treasure Hunt is a very popular game in the centre of the Carnival! Thousands of people form Carnival groups and make their costumes. They participate in various games and competitions such as ‘the best hat’, ‘the best costume’, ‘the best float’, ‘the best mask’, ‘the best hairstyle’, ‘find these items’, answer this quiz’ etc. Greece
  7. 7. • There is a Carnival parade for chools a week before Carnival’s last weekend. On the last weekend the Treasure Hunt groups parade with their floats and lots of music!! Thousands of visitors come to Patra to watch the parades or take part in them! • The end of the Carnival takes place on Sunday evening when they burn the Carnival float and fireworks light up the sky! Greece
  8. 8. Portugal • Every year there is a Carnival parade in Leiria. This year the theme is ‘Jobs’. The school will participate in the parade with all the city’s schools on February 28th .
  9. 9. Poland • There is a Carnival Ball at school every year!
  10. 10. Wales • ‘We don't have a lot of Carnivals in Llangollen but in Wales there are a few!’ (Celyn)
  11. 11. Wales
  12. 12. This Float is based on Alice in Wonderland. This float is based on Shrek. This float is based on Beauty and the Beast Wales
  13. 13. Wales
  14. 14. Visit in Patra – Carnival time! • When the partners visited the Greek school in February 2014, they took part in a ‘Treasure Hunt’ game just like the groups in the real Carnival! • It was a great chance for everyone to feel how Carnival is celebrated in Greece!
  15. 15. ‘Draw your group’s poster’
  16. 16. Treasure Hunt at school - organised by one of the best Carnival groups in Patra, group 94!
  17. 17. Making a mask on your face!
  18. 18. Carnival lab – meeting the Carnival Queen!
  19. 19. Do a quiz about our project!
  20. 20. Write an acrostic poem and a spooky story!
  21. 21. Enjoy the Carnival!!!

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