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  ipanema.com ALL ABOUT CARNIVAL IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - insider's guide
Carnival is time to forget your inhibitions, wear a wild costume, play a character, live out your fantasies.
Carnival in the streets is a living proof of this love.
Banda de Ipanema became a major highlight of Carnival in Rio, and was declared part of the city's cultural heritage in 2005.
www.ipanema.com /carnival   (0 words)

  Carnival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A carnival is a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus and public street party, generally during the Carnival Season.
Carnival is traditionally a Roman Catholic and, to a lesser extent, Christian Orthodox celebration.
Carnival in Binche proclaimed in 2003 one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carnival   (4735 words)

The Renaissance carnival culture involves the "temporary suspension of all hierarchic distinctions and barriers among men … and of the prohibitions of usual life." (p15) Those that lived the carnival immersed themselves in the frolicking physical mutilation, bingeing and primordial gaiety that was the carnival.
The aspiration of carnival is to uncover, undermine - even destroy, the hegemony of any ideology that seeks to have the final word about the world, and also to renew, to shed light upon life, the meanings it harbours, to elucidate potentials; projecting, as it does an alternate conceptualisation of reality.
Thus Bakhtin's carnival theory is not reducible to terms such as anarchic, nor irresponsible, it is, in fact, a diverse tactic, one that may be implemented and sustained wherever there is a dominant regime.
www.english.uga.edu /~amitchel/4830_carnival.htm   (921 words)

 carnival   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This was a term which was used by the French and English to describe the Carnival celebrations of the African population during the period 1860 to 1896.
While the slaves and free coloureds were not forbidden from celebrating carnival, they were compelled to stay within their own stratum of society and not presume to rub shoulders with the aristocracy.
In the early 1950s, with the rise in nationalism, the government decided that carnival was too important a national festival to be left in the hands of private enterprise.
www.nalis.gov.tt /carnival/carnival.htm   (4416 words)

 History of Carnival
Carnival celebrations are now found throughout the Caribbean in Barbados, Jamaica, Grenada, Dominica, Haiti, Cuba, St. Thomas, St. Marten; in Central and South America in Belize, Panama, Brazil; and in large cities in Canada and the U.S. where Caribbean people have settled, including Brooklyn, Miami, and Toronto.
Carnival is such an important aspect of life in Trinidad that many schools believe that sponsoring a carnival band is a way to teach young people about their roots and culture.
One of the exciting aspects of Caribbean carnival is the appearance in the early 20th century of the steel pan, which are instruments made from used oil drums that have been cut off on one end and then shaped, pounded, and tuned.
www.carnivalpower.com /history_of_carnival.htm   (1282 words)

 Carnival in Spain
The word "carnival" probably comes from the medieval Latin carnelevarium, meaning to take away or remove meat (in the past, Catholics were forbidden to eat meat during the 40 days of Lent).
Carnival is celebrated in cities, in the country and in villages, but it is most popular in the big towns and cities.
In Spain there are Shrovetide (Carnival) festivities noteworthy for their brillance and spectacularity such as Cadiz, with its choruses, fancy-dress processions, jokes, disguises and float parades.
www.european-schoolprojects.net /festivals/Spain/winter/carnival.htm   (648 words)

 History of Carnival in Brazil
The origin of Brazil's carnival goes back to a Portuguese pre-lent festivity called "entrudo", a chaotic event where participants threw mud, water, and food at each other in a street event that often led to riots (an event quite similar to today's Andean carnival - see Venezuelan section of this booklet).
Carnival street parades followed a decade later with horse drawn floats and military bands.
Bahia's carnival is perhaps the world's largest public festivity, attracting crowds of three million that dance through the night in Salvador's historic colonial streets.
www.afropop.org /multi/feature/ID/33   (804 words)

 Los Gigantes Carnival in Tenerife   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Carnival Dates are not normally confirmed until late November or December of the preceding year, but a good indication can always be made by determining when Ash Wednesday falls - the Carnival normally starts towards the end of the week after, the week after the famous Santa Cruz Carnival is held.
In 1965 the Winter Celebrations in Santa Cruz, as Carnival was called, were declared of tourist interest, which is why two years later, in 1967, the Santa Cruz Carnival became a Celebration of National Tourist Interest and it was declared that the Wednesday of Carnival was the Day of the Tourist.
Added to the fancy dress parades, queen of Carnival in her stunning costume, open air dances and "murgas" (literally nuisances!) -groups who perform satirical skits and delight in sending up local and national figures of authority, we have the parade of the "burial of the sardine".
www.losgigantes.com /LosGigantes_Carnival.htm   (1209 words)

Carnival is essentially the period leading up to Lent and the preparation for the biggest holiday of Christianity, Easter.
However, carnival is closely related to the cultural heritage of each region and in many parts of the country substantial efforts have been made in recent years to revive traditional carnival customs.
The carnival festivities start each year on the 17th of January and end on the last Sunday of Carnival with the burning at the stake of the King of Carnival and a big parade of floats and costumed groups.
www.gnto.gr /pages.php?pageID=389&langID=2   (414 words)

 Carnival Cruise Lines Cruise Reviews
Carnival Destiny, a 101,353-ton ship that carried 2,758 passengers, debuted in 1996; two sister ships followed -- Carnival Triumph in 1999 and Carnival Victory in 2000 -- both of which added another 700 tons and 58 staterooms, bringing their capacity to 2,758 passengers.
Carnival Freedom, the fifth and final in the Conquest class is scheduled for a February 2007 launch.
Carnival Corporation & P.L.C. is the only entity in the world to be included in both the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 indices.
www.cruisecritic.com /reviews/cruiseline.cfm?CruiseLineID=8   (1247 words)

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Places especially noted for elaborate Carnival celebrations include Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia and Olinda in Brazil, Venice in Italy, New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama in the USA, Trinidad and Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Cádiz in Spain.
In Germany Cologne, Duesseldorf, Mainz and Munich are well-known for their Carnival celebrations, parades and costumed balls which, particularly in southern Germany, are called Fasching.
A temporary (often annual) amusement park with mobile rides etc. is called a fun fair (also written funfair) or carnival.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/carnival.html   (253 words)

 Science and Politics
Carnivals that are always hosted on the same blog, always by the same editor, and are sometimes irregular in scheduling tend to die off.
One reason why carnivals hosted by a single blog/editor do not have wide readership and tend to whither away is because of a lack of a sense of ownership by a broader community.
Carnivals of the Balkan bloggers and Montana bloggers are liberal due to chance: their founders are liberal and the first entries were naturally from other liberal blogs.
sciencepolitics.blogspot.com /2005/06/blog-carnivals-and-future-of.html   (2631 words)

 CaribSeek Carnivals | Caribbean Carnival: It's Origin, History and Present   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Caribbean carnival traditions also borrow from the African culture the tradition of creating pieces of sculpture, masks and costumes.
Carnival groups, entertained by music orchestras, parade and dance wearing costumes depicting a common theme.
Nowadays Carnival festivities and activities are being held year-round in the Caribbean.
www.caribseek.com /Adventure_and_Entertainment/Carnivals/caribbean-carnival.shtml   (457 words)

 Carnival - Cologne`s “fifth season” - Cologne Sights & Events - Stadt Köln
Scores of decorated floats with huge figures parodying topical events, about 130 bands, hundreds of horses, brightly clad groups — all passing through streets packed tightly with millions of people cheering and calling out for sweets and little bunches of flowers which are thrown in tons and ten thousands to the merrymakers.
Carnival Sunday, the day before Rose Monday, is the seventh Sunday before Easter.
On both Carnival Sunday and Rose Monday, motor traffic is banned throughout large sections of the city centre.
www.stadt-koeln.de /en/koelntourismus/karneval/index.html   (369 words)

 Carnival Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line Ships Deals Discounts
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On "Carnival Cruise" ships all your meals are included, shipboard activities, entertainment, fun in the sun, pools and more....
www.carnival4me.com   (0 words)

 Tulane Special Collections - Carnival Exhibit
The Golden Age of New Orleans Carnival (1870-1930) was ablaze with fantastic, torch-lit processions and opulent tableau balls.
Carnival artist and historian Henri Schindler is giving a new generation of revelers a glimpse of the Golden Age of New Orleans Carnival through a series of lavish books featuring the greatest Carnival invitation, costume, and float designs.
Many of the designs in Schindler's works are taken from the extensive Carnival collection preserved by the Tulane Manuscripts Department.
specialcollections.tulane.edu /Carnival.html   (188 words)

 Carnival of Real Estate - Real Estate Blogging Tips and Tricks
This afternoon, I had the pleasure of speaking with Allan Shannon from Lands of America, which hosted the 55th edition of the carnival at TheLandJournal.com, for this week’s CoRE Podcast.
The carnival will make its next appearance at on Monday, August 13 at Realty Thoughts.
Carnival of Real Estate is proudly powered by WordPress using the RockinNewspaper theme created by Cory Miller of RockinThemes
www.carnivalofrealestate.com   (0 words)

 Dominica's Carnival - Mas Domnik, Carnival in Dominica, Jump-up, Calypso king, carnival queen & vaval   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dominica's Carnival, held at the traditional pre-lenten time, is a feast of calypso, shows and two exciting days of street jump-up.
Carnival is formally opened about a month before the two final days of jump-up.
In certain places such as the west-coast village of Dublanc and in the Carib Territory, there is one final event to Carnival - the Ash Wednesday burying (or burning) of the 'spirit' of Carnival and the beginning of Lent.
www.avirtualdominica.com /carnival.cfm   (423 words)

 Internet Archive: Details: Carnival of Souls   (Site not responding. Last check: )
the plot of carnival is a quite simple story: a girl is chased by the dead woh want to pull her into their world.
I heard that Candace wrote a script for a part 2 and presented it to the director at the 25th anniversary party but that it was declined due to the possible lack of interest.
He is intricately involved in the Carnival (in the technical sense of the term) for Mary Henry.
www.archive.org /details/CarnivalofSouls   (2020 words)

 Carnival of Souls (1962)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The negative result, however, is that the glowing aura created by the excitement and publicity of rediscovery often outshines the actual value of the given film, leaving one feeling underwhelmed.
This happened for me with 'Carnival of Souls,' which is undeniably a film that has a creepy and eerie effect, but is also a film that is slight and does not stand up against the reputation that now precedes it.
The less you know about 'Carnival of Souls' before viewing it, the more likely you are to enjoy it.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0055830   (735 words)

 Martinique Promotion Bureau:: Martinique - Caribbean Islands News
Carnival celebrations in Mardi Gras capitals SUCH as Rio, New Orleans and Trinidad are sizzling hot right through Shrove Tuesday but fizzle out with the arrival of Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
It is the “Day of the She-Devils” (La Fête des Diablesses), when 30,000 revelers gather to mourn the end of Carnival and the symbolic death of King Carnival.
Focal point for the final celebration is King Carnival, a giant colorful effigy known as Vaval, along with his alter ego, Bwa-Bwa, who towers over the floats and dancing procession.
www.martinique.org /activities/carnival.htm   (915 words)

 Biblical Studies Carnival Homepage
The Biblical Studies Carnival is a monthly carnival showcasing the best of weblog posts in the area of academic biblical studies.
A blog "carnival" is a blog post where a host blogger links to and sums up the best blog articles in a given subject area in specific period of time.
We hope that each carnival will represent something of this variegated history by showcasing a wide range of blogs and topics so that there will always be something for everyone.
biblical-studies.ca /carnival   (1163 words)

 Carnival: Provincetown, MA on Ptown.org
We are currently in the process of pulling together all of the events for Carnival 2007, Our goal is to have the schedule posted by May 16, 2007.
Below you will find the schedule for Carnival 2006, which will give you a general idea of some of the events and venues.
(Not included in the Carnival VIP Pass) Tickets are $50 and advance purchase is required on-line at http://tinyurl.com/rs5hc.
www.ptown.org /happenings/carnival   (647 words)

 Carnival Connection - CaribbeanChoice
Within the Caribbean Carnival is a Festival of colors, which is transformed into costumes- `Mas', calypso, steel band Music, dance which attracts millions of people.
Caribbean Carnival is a dynamic blend of calypso music, Steel Pan rhythms, a sea of colors and sensuous movements, combined with the Caribbean people's flair for hospitality, entertainment and all around great fun.
Carnival is an annual celebration of life celebrated in almost all major cities around the world.
www.caribbeanchoice.com /carnival   (383 words)

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