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What is Carnival / Carnaval?

levadeiro/ January 17, 2011/ Attractions, Carnaval, Events, Fun, Traditions, Uncategorized

Soon the Carnival fever will start here on Madeira Island … see previous post Carnival – Mardi Gras – Carnaval But have you asked yourself … what does the word “Carnival” stand for? Wikipedia offers some answers: The Carnival Season is a holiday period during the two weeks before the traditional Christian fasting of Lent. The origin of the name

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