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sara
02-05-2008, 01:19 PM
Hi friends!

Do you have Carnival in your countries?
In Italy today it's the last day (and the most important one) of this festivity...

We don't have holidays for Carnival, but there are many parties where you go dresses up as what you prefer...
That's cool... :D

we eat lots of Frittelle (fried sweeties) and other things... :P

Petra
02-05-2008, 01:52 PM
Hello Sara,
I heard about Venedig-Carnival in Hamburg last week. But I was sooo sick, I only
heard about from that in the radio.

In Hamburg its not so big but in K÷ln is BIG Carnival. Tomorrow it's Aschermittwoch,
and then it's finished.

Many big Greetings

Petra

ostarella
02-05-2008, 01:59 PM
I'm not sure what Carnival actually is. I guess the only thing we would have over here would either be the 4th of July celebrations, or the county/state fairs in the fall. :confused:

John Pickard
02-05-2008, 02:15 PM
Fat Tuesday. Carnivale (especially famous in Rio, too). They all grew out of the "last fling before Lent begins" parties. Lent begins tomorrow.

I am
Dawg

ostarella
02-05-2008, 02:40 PM
Oops...guess I better get to church more often, huh? :rolleyes:

Tracy
02-06-2008, 12:06 AM
So does that mean that everyone here has to give up Dirk for Lent? ;)

Ha! Kidding. As if :))

deebeelicious
02-06-2008, 04:19 AM
'Pancake Tuesday' just doesn't have the :cool: of a 'Brazilian Mardi Gras', but I do feel homely/homesick when I start flipping my crepes :) ... with no one to gasp in awe and wonder except me! :rolleyes::(
PS Tried buckwheat pancakes (with no eggs or dairy) this year, and they were yummy! :)

sara
02-06-2008, 08:10 AM
Hi everybody!!!!!!!

Petra, you're right.. Carnival in Venice (Venedig - Venezia) is almost as famous as that in Rio..
It's an international event...
My Uni is in Venice and in this period it's really a mess to go there.. for students and inhabitants... but for tourists it's incredible!!
http://www.segnalidivita.com/carnevale_di_venezia/

ostarella, don't worry! That's not a very famous...
it's a period of feast before Lent..
and in this period there are parties and funny traditions..
dressing-up, fanvy dress parade, and so on...
In italy we say: a carnevale ogni scherzo vale = during carnival each joke is allowed
Fat Tuesday (yesterday) is the last day of these 4 weeks and it's the most important day.. Then it arrives Mercoledi delle ceneri (your Aschermittwoch, Petra!!) and the Lent starts..
Yesterday there were parades, exibitions... and many Frittelle to eat:
http://www.appuntidicucina.it/index.php?Art=4833&S=2

hugssss

UKJules
02-06-2008, 08:27 AM
Wow Sara.....the carnival looks great:D:D It does sound like a similar thing to our Shrove Tuesday (pancake day) that was yesterday....& today is the beginning of Lent. I find it interesting to see how we celebrate the same festivities in our own countries.......wouldn't you agree??:):)

sara
02-06-2008, 08:54 AM
You're absolutely right Jules, I find it so interesting to know about you and your traditions, and I like sharing mine!!!:)

And what does it happen on pancake day?

UKJules
02-06-2008, 12:58 PM
Well on "Pancake Day".... we eat our pancakes with various fillings, either sweet or if you prefer savoury. (I put a link on our daily thread on Fanorama about pancake day). Mmmmmmm the pancakes we had last night were delicious....well it's only once a year.....we have to spoil ourselves once in a while;)

ostarella
02-06-2008, 02:09 PM
ostarella, don't worry! That's not a very famous...
it's a period of feast before Lent..Well, duh - once I get my brain going. :rolleyes: That would probably be like Mardi Gras down in New Orleans. I don't know of any other place in the States that has a big celebration like that, though.

John Pickard
02-06-2008, 02:32 PM
Most cities actually do have some kind of Mardi Gras celebration - "Mardi Gras" is "Fat Tuesday" in French, I believe - but they pale in comparison to New Orleans'.

The larger the Catholic population, the more substantial the "Fat Tuesday" celebrations are likely to be.

I am
Dawg

sara
02-06-2008, 03:08 PM
Yes ostarella and yes Dawg..
Mardi Gras is French and it's the literally translation of "martedý grasso" (Italian) which means Fat Tuesday.

That's a popular feast whose origins were in the Middle age in Europe..
it was considered a sort of transgressive occasion to dress up and become somebody else.
Now it's just funny...

Jules..... I'm sure they were really really good!!!:)

deebeelicious
02-24-2009, 09:54 AM
Happy Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, or just plain old Tuesday to everyone! :)

shastastar
02-24-2009, 10:15 AM
Happy Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, or just plain old Tuesday to everyone! :)

At least now I remember why Lucia has been so absent!!!! Happy Carnival Luica rock it in Rio!!!!

Peace Hope Faith Love and bancha

SS

carob
02-24-2009, 10:45 AM
Happy Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, or just plain old Tuesday to everyone! :)

It's Pancake Day!! I forgot!

Lucia Helena
02-24-2009, 12:29 PM
Hallo my friends,excuse me for absence ...http://www.dirkbenedictcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=25&pictureid=731 LOL
I went back to work.
We are in the carnaval. Very hot, very samba, joy!
I do not live in Rio, the carnaval made in this state is the postcard from Brasil to the world. In Northeastern Brasil, is also a great street carnaval.
The parade of samba schools in Rio de Janeiro, tell stories of our people, the world's history, and social problems with art, luxury and joy.
It is a wonderful and unforgettable spectacle.
Today is the last day of Carnaval.
Tomorrow is Wednesday ash.
Despite the joy many problems occur due to excess of drink and drugs.
A kiss to all!
Come learn about Carnaval in Brasil ...

http://www.dirkbenedictcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=25&pictureid=735

http://www.dirkbenedictcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=25&pictureid=734 http://www.dirkbenedictcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=25&pictureid=732

Lucia Helena
02-24-2009, 12:35 PM
Happy Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, or just plain old Tuesday to everyone! :)

Thank you very much!!!

Lucia Helena
02-24-2009, 12:41 PM
At least now I remember why Lucia has been so absent!!!! Happy Carnival Luica rock it in Rio!!!!
Peace Hope Faith Love and bancha
SS


Shasta, I love my new name! LOL
It is not rock in Rio, is carnival in Rio and Brazil whole .... :))LOL
The carnival was not a reason for my absence ...
You know I'm an angel :D... LOL

Sharon
02-24-2009, 08:03 PM
Heelo Everyone!
It is still Tuesday here in Edmonton and so it is Shrove Tuesday! I did make pancakes for the kids this morning...chocolate chip ones...mmmmmm!
We don't have Carnival here....or at least not that I am aware of.
It would be toooo cold, as we have had a bunch of snow and are going back into the -20's again.
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, I haven't decided what to give up for Lent, I guess I better hurry up and decide!
Anyway, enjoy the day everyone!
Hugs to all
Sara, so glad to hear from you again. I do hope you are feeling better, please let me know what is new!

Arciris
02-25-2009, 04:52 AM
Happy carnival for everyone!
Specially in these countries where it's more important: Brasil (Rio), Italy (Venice) and around I don't know.
Here there is some Carnival Parties in Barcelona but in special in villages in the South of Catalonia, but where is more important the Carnival in Spain is in the Canarian Islands. There this time is a big party and they've days off at work for to celebrate it.
Happy Pancake Day too!