Carnival: Season of Sins


The Lions' Pride

The most popular Carnival in the world is the Brazil Carnival, with the least one million tourist, which start on a Friday, 51 days before Easter and ends with Bacchanal Road march on Ash Wednesday. It is seen as the most vibrant and most go event for each year.

Carnival was first celebrated by the Greeks to celebrate their God of wine Dionysus. The Romans then adopted this celebration as a feast to celebrate their God of wine, Bacchus. Ironically, the word Bacchanal, the last day of carnival, means crazed, wild, drunken and sexual party came from the word Bacchus. In Contrast, this festival was later adopted and modified by the Roman Catholics as a festival before Lent. Centuries later, thanks to migration, Carnival is celebrated all over the world mostly by Caribbean Natives.

Keeping up with the tradition of Carnival, it is celebrated before on during the Lent season…

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