Carnivals are one of the best tools that people can use for entertainment because it is easily accessible and enjoyable at the same time. People usually cold air for entertainment, but did you know that it does not only exist to entertain people?
The Carnival Defined
The word itself refers to any event that is done to commemorate the Christian liturgical season of Lent. The main events usually occur in February until mid-March. During this time, many parades and street parties are held in commemoration of the bountiful harvest as well as the resurrection of Jesus Christ during Easter.
Are you interested to learn more about the occasion itself? If your answer is yes, then here are some of the most surprising facts about carnivals in the United States. You will not look at carnivals the same way after reading this.
It Has Historical Value
The carnival is generally known as a national festivity, has been around for many years. It was first celebrated in the United States within the Gulf Coast area. In recent years, many states in the country has had their own version of the carnival, particularly in the south. (Louisiana, New Orleans and Mississippi)
It is usually celebrated before the Lenten season. This event is also widely considered Catholic in nature.
It Has French Origins
The traditional U.S. Carnival is usually referred to as Mardi Gras. Translated from French, this literally means Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras usually celebrated with parades and colorful street parties all over the French quarter.…