Carnival in New Orleans

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Information about Carnival in New Orleans

Published on March 3, 2014

Author: carmencanoyratrabado



An exercise based on a video on Carnival in New Orleans

Carnival in New Orleans

Vocabulary  Float  Costume / Fancy dress  Parade  To dress up as ….  To wear a fancy dress  To make fun of….  Bands  Fancy Dress party  Lent  To fast (not to eat for  Easter  Mask  Pancakes sometime)  To promise to do something

Part 1  Where can we find the origins of Carnival?  What was the feast of Saturn about?  What was special about Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras for the Catholic community?  Who brought Carnival traditions to the New World?

Part 2  Mardi Gras in New Orleans is packed with the ancient elements of the _____________  Most of the groups have names taken from _______________ mythology.  To keep the masses happy the Romans _____________ things to them.

Part 3  Nowadays, what do people throw from the floats?  What is Carnival about according to the reporter?

Part 4  When was the first documented procession in New Orleans?  From the beginning it was a mixture of_______ traditions.  The floats are decorated with a theme. What message do they try to send?

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