What do they celebrate in Carnival?
Carnival is a time to eat, drink and be merry before the rigorous fasting and sacrifice during Lent. It is filled with parades, balls and other celebrations leading up to Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday.” Mardi Gras is always the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.
Why is Carnival in Brazil important?
Carnival is very important to Brazil; it is not just for fun. Samba music is often played on drums and there is lots of traditional dancing. It is a celebration of the culture and way of life of Brazil. Samba is the most popular form of music and dancing at the Rio carnival.
What is the purpose of Brazilian carnival masks?
Valles’ masks facilitate that, and she’s proud of it, she says. “I do it for the people, to keep this spirit of street Carnival going,” she said. “It’s social commentary, it’s a way of expressing how you feel. Brazilians need to turn everything into a game, even the most serious things.
What is Carnival in the Caribbean?
The Caribbean Carnival consists of masquerade, dance, music and song. It is unique as a festival as it incorporates the fine arts, street theatre, artistic and musical social organisation, spectator participation, political commentary, spectacle and fantasy. In Britain Mardi Gras is Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day.