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Josh K

Josh K

Guatemala

May 10, 2007

At this time of year, in cities as different as Venice and Rio de Janeiro, men and women are putting on masks and unusual costumes. Why? Because it's carnival time! The carnival tradition began two thousand years ago, with the Roman winter festival of Saturnalia. During the festival, people from different classes ate together, drank together and sometimes slept together! With the arrival of the Christian religion, the Roman festival became a Christian one. The word 'carnival' means 'goodbye to meat'. For Christians, Carnival was a time when they ate well and had fun before 'Lent' – a time when Christians tried to eat less. Carnival always ended on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent began.


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04:11 AM Nov 08 2007

yang_lubin
China

hi,i am yang lu bin,i from da li yan nan china.

10:30 PM Nov 06 2007

Katrina777
Russian Federation

the Carnival- Sounds like fun!

Knew about that colorfull party

but didn't hear about start of tradition

Useful for purvie! ThanxWink

01:41 PM Sep 23 2007

reply denis
Belarus

Hi! I'm from Belarus - east Europe. As for me such information is not ne for me. i knew about it! Thank's

06:50 AM Sep 23 2007

language-freak(ظ)
Morocco

don't you think a carnival is a means to debauchery and animality? Wink

Most of those who participate in carnivals are young people.They meet together to give free vent to their carnal, sensual desires. As Josh K  has put it, their goals are to eat " together, drink together and sometimes sleep together! ".

These young people know that their goals are blameworhy. So, they wear masks and adorn themselves wih ' camouflage'. The masks and the peculiar costumes are meant to CONCEAL the person behind the mask and to ESCAPE the pangs of remorse that that person may feel during he procession of he carnival __ moving all round , almost naked and drunk. 

12:39 PM Sep 22 2007

adam ibrahim
Sudan

age 31

 Hello everybody Im sudan -darfur Im looking my firand From anycontury need to improve conversation and skills english

09:13 AM Sep 22 2007

aali_haab
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

men and wamen at this carnavil get good time

 

04:30 AM Sep 22 2007

emmyPL1989
Germany

Ohh... i would like to be in Rio on the carnaval one time Tongue out

01:48 PM Sep 20 2007

hurkan
Turkey

we havent got carnivals in our countrybut we have bayrams kind of feast

04:58 PM Sep 14 2007

_SMYRNA_

_SMYRNA_
Turkey

Sealed

04:14 PM Sep 06 2007

zigolo

zigolo
Slovenia

nice nice, nice girlCool

12:58 AM Aug 31 2007

jalilhajasadi
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

ho to every one

i have 1000000$ and i want pay for a woman

if every want it shold be mail for me.

04:17 AM Aug 30 2007

Carvalho
Brazil

Why are you saying that? Tell us your opinion. Thanks.

09:46 AM Aug 29 2007

entaoqualquetem
Brazil

carnival is a dangers party!!

that's the truth!!

 

08:29 AM Aug 29 2007

adam ibrahim
Sudan

Hello carnival

I come from sudan very happy about this topc

im understand som main about

tkink you 

03:08 AM Aug 29 2007

Absolu
Lithuania

hmm i think its very exciting.. ;)

04:29 AM Aug 28 2007

eniko

eniko
Hungary

 You are welcome Nard:))

04:13 AM Aug 28 2007

Carvalho
Brazil

I live in Rio, Brazil. Carnival is really wonderful. Bye. Carvalho.

04:08 AM Aug 26 2007

Ozzy

Ozzy
Turkey

it is most beutiful carnaval in the worl i like watching carnaval women on tv lol

08:43 PM Aug 25 2007

nard

nard
Thailand

i'm from thailand it's beutiful in formation a bout country

10:13 AM Aug 24 2007

harpitkaur
India

Amazing!! I really wanna ask to those people about carnival,who enjoyed already, beacuse i can know better by them.

06:39 AM Aug 24 2007

xintaoliu

xintaoliu
China

hi  i am from china,i like carnival.

09:41 PM Aug 23 2007

chellin

chellin
China

i didn't join as this action ,but i watched it on TV,i think that is very interesting.

Hope i have an opputunity  join the party as this

05:43 PM Aug 23 2007

Peter Guo

Peter Guo
China

I am from China, there is no such festival in china, but I think Brazil`s Carnival festival is more famous.

09:31 PM Aug 22 2007

harpitkaur
India

Good news. I've never been there in Carnival, but i wanna go for really. I am sure it'll be very intresting.

03:26 PM Aug 22 2007

Klaud

Klaud
Chile

It seems to be great the carnaval thing. I'd love to go there and see by myself.

04:49 AM Aug 22 2007

eniko

eniko
Hungary

 Dear JOsh K,

 

 I am from HUngary. I read your lesson, it was great.

Here in HUngary we have in 20th of August flower carnival...IN Debrecen city. Its wonderfull too.

 Thanks again:Hungariangirl 

 

12:41 AM Aug 22 2007

anara.duisheeva
Kyrgyzstan

Does really people slept together?

07:20 AM Aug 21 2007

Crosby

Crosby
Malawi

I am from Malawi warm heart of africa. i may agree with Katharinah from germany that carnival in Brazil is very interesting than carnival in germany

note of love: write a Romantic note

When she finds your love note, ask her what she thought of it.  If she likes it, tell her she may find others from time to time.  (joke) OOOOH!!.. its all about carnival

later



07:20 AM Aug 21 2007

Crosby

Crosby
Malawi

I am from Malawi warm heart of africa. i may agree with Katharinah from germany that carnival in Brazil is very interesting than carnival in germany

note of love: write a Romantic note

When she finds your love note, ask her what she thought of it.  If she likes it, tell her she may find others from time to time.  (joke) OOOOH!!.. its all about carnival

later



09:44 PM Aug 18 2007

a big cheese
Thailand

Hi Josh,,

is that carnival great for all group of age?