Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Carnival in Trinidad, Brazil and New Orleans

Photo by carf modified in photoshop


Carnivals are in full swing in many countries around the world now. The most famous carnivals are in Brazil, Trinidad, and New Orleans. The carnival in New Orleans is called "Mardi Gras". Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday. It is usually the last day of a carnival. Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. During Lent Catholics fast. The carnival is their opportunity to eat delicious food, sing and dance before they have to make their Lenten sacrifices. Fat Tuesday is called Pancake Tuesday in Canada because we eat pancakes on this day.

I have made a playlist of the great music that you can hear at a carnival.
Please click this link:

Here are some videos of the most famous carnivals.

Carnival in Trinidad

Carnival in Brazil

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

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