Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Carnival day, let's party!
The tradition of Carnival is practiced in mainly catholic countries to mark the beginning of lent or six weeks before Easter. People would have a big party and feast themselves on rich foods before they gave it up for lent. The Brazilian carnival in Rio de Janeiro, is the biggest in the world. Each carnival is slightly different but generally involve bright, exotic costumes, masks, dancing and music. They also have themed floats and cars.
This year with the crisis, many areas have reduced the funding for the event but will still put on a great show. It also means most things are closed and many people take the day off, despite what the Government says.