February 26th Carnival Day

February 26th Carnival Day

Who doesn’t love a Carnival? All the animals, all the oddities and of course, all the clowns! Well, I guess people that don’t love clowns might not love a Carnival. When I looked up the history of the Carnival it got a little strange. It seems to have started as the Saturnalian Festival in Italy right before Lent. It may or may not have had animals but it was a celebration, companies such as The Ringling Brothers turned the idea into the circus and more traditionally what we think of today. No one is sure exactly when it started but it was written about in the 15th century in Venice.

How to celebrate – Read about the history of the Carnival. Go to Mardi Gras. Start your own parade, a large part of the Carnival tradition.

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