Holidays and Traditions
In France what holiday is the last day of carnival before Lent?
Asked in Christianity, Catholicism, Ash Wednesday, Lent
How are the Brazilian holidays Ash Wednesday Lent and Carnival related?
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Asked in Religion & Spirituality
What are the religious links of the carnival?
What did carnival originally mean?
A carnival is a Cuban holiday. :D It may be Cuban, but it's much older than that. It is the feast or festival before the beginning of Lent ( a period of fasting and abstinence leading up to Easter). The origin of this word goes back to the Middle Ages in Italy where 'carne levare' meant 'the taking away of meat' In French the word for Lent is 'Carême' which also has connections with this idea.
Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Ecuador
What is the biggest holiday celebrated in Ecuador?
Asked in Mardi Gras
When is Carnival held?
Since the fasting period of Lent is the six weeks directly before Easter, Carnival time has to fall before that. Partying is traditionally focused on the week before Ash Wednesday, reaching a crescendo on 'Fat Tuesday' ('Mardi Gras' in French), the last day before Lent begins. The date differs every year since it is governed by the church calendar. Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans are famous for their Carnival, or Mardi Gras, celebrations.
Asked in Catholicism, Lent
What is celebrated in the week before the Roman Catholic observance of Lent?
Carnival Catholic Answer In the Old Calendar (before the Second Vatican Council) this Sunday was known as Quinquagesima (Latin for the fiftieth day [before Easter]), it was the third Sunday of the pre-Lent season known as Septuagesima. In the new Calendar it is just the last Sunday of Ordinary Time before Lent, its number changes depending on how many weeks there are between the Christmas season and Lent.