The carnival or mardi gras in French is not only celebrated in a certain country or state. It is celebrated around the world by following a set of traditions. Rio de Janeiro has their own version of celebrating Mardi Gras through a Samba-themed party with music and dancing.
El Monte, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/18/2015 -- Mardi Gras celebrated in various countries where Catholicism faith exists, is one of the reasons why people are motivated to travel abroad and take part in this extravagant celebration. The colorful feather masks, costumes, beads and booze that storms every street of New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, Germany, Italy, Baranquilla, Trinidad and Tobago as well as Mazatlan, Mexico; is what makes this celebration special. Yet, for some new tourists, finding the sense of joining the carnival is important because this will make the celebration more meaningful; now that in each country that celebrates Mardi Gras based on their tradition, there's an underlying mystery that each and every tourist must understand.
The carnival or mardi gras in French is not only celebrated in a certain country or state. It is celebrated around the world by following a set of traditions. Rio de Janeiro has their own version of celebrating Mardi Gras through a Samba-themed party with music and dancing. It begins with crowning the Fat King and ends with a Samba Parade. The United Kingdom celebrates Mardi Gras not with costumes and masks but with delicious fatty pancakes topped with fruit, chocolate and anything that their hearts desire. Aussies commemorates Mardi Gras along with sporting events that include three-legged races, building sandcastles and handbag discuss; and film festivals
Since during those months of Mardi Gras its winter in Quebec City, Canadians have their event at Quebec Winter Carnival where ice sculpture, snow sports and toboggan races with the traditional parade included for the occasion. The Venice Mardi Gras that is celebrated in Italy are more on elaborate Baroque costumes with a celebration that takes place for over 12 days which is held in San Marco square. Events in their version of Mardi Gras include jousts, pretend military tournaments and the Gran Ballo delle Maschere. In New Orleans, where the most famous American Mardi Gras is held, the French Quarter were swelled with visitors that are wearing costumes of choices, porcelain and feather masks and beads. They stay on the streets until the wee hours of the morning to lose their inhibitions that keep them and have fun. For Mardi Gras celebrators in New Orleans,
- Wearing of masks – this will allow participants to escape from social class constraints and demands. With masks worn, people will be able to mingle whomever they desire at least for a few days. Yet, in many stores, owners require people entering their establishment to wear off for the meantime their mask for security purposes.
- Flambeaux traditions – this will allow nighttime revelers to enjoy the night's festivities with people carrying shredded rope that are soaked in pitch. Torch carriers are tossed with coins by the crowds as a way of thanking them for lighting the way for the floats.
- Bead throwing – the colors of the beads thrown is determined by the King of the first daytime where royal colors such as purple, gold, and green should be used. The tossing of the colored beads to a person should be based on the person's character.
- Zulu coconuts – this is popularly known as golden nuggets which are given by parade host to revelers as a means of giving 'good luck'.
Consequently, whatever celebrations people will attend to, it is better to know first the traditions behind the festival because this is a good way of expressing respect to the traditions of other people of other nation and a good way to further enjoy the festivities without breaking the norms and tradition even if they are just visitors.
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