PDA

View Full Version : It's almost Carnival (Mardi Gras)!!!



maxmordon
02-01-2008, 06:25 AM
http://www.fireworks.com/images/postcards/Mardi-Gras-2006.jpg

SpookyWriter
02-01-2008, 06:28 AM
Are you going?

dolores haze
02-01-2008, 06:36 AM
Here's your supply of beads Max. Don't use 'em all at once now.

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/00/12/cc/e3/mardi-gras-beads-at-a.jpg

Matera the Mad
02-01-2008, 10:14 AM
Do you have to mow Mardi grass?

truelyana
02-01-2008, 06:16 PM
Yes, it is even in Portugal. :)

This weekend there is tons of celebrations, in Portuguese and Brazilian clubs and Associations around London.

Bartholomew
02-01-2008, 06:41 PM
Murió la sardina. :(

truelyana
02-01-2008, 06:50 PM
Murió la sardina. :(

:Hug2:

JoeEkaitis
02-01-2008, 06:54 PM
http://www.automaticwasher.org/COLLECTIONS/JOEEKAITIS/15@A%20Mardi%20Gras%20Dinner%20courtesy%20of%20Che f%20Ekaitis,%20Krusteaz%20and%20Popeye%27s.@JOEEKA ITIS.jpg

I know what we're having for dinner on Tuesday!

http://www.automaticwasher.org/COLLECTIONS/JOEEKAITIS/16@%20Laissez%20les%20bons%20temps%20rouler%21%20@ JOEEKAITIS.jpg

Laissez le bon temps rouler!

WendyNYC
02-01-2008, 07:29 PM
Is that this coming Tues? I guess I'll need to make my King cake.

johnnysannie
02-01-2008, 07:37 PM
Let us not forget that the extremes and fun of Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) are a last blast before the season of Lent begins, a season of giving up, self-sacrificice, inner search, and prayer (not to mention fasting and back to the old fish on Fridays gig!)

maxmordon
02-01-2008, 08:28 PM
Yes, it is even in Portugal. :)

This weekend there is tons of celebrations, in Portuguese and Brazilian clubs and Associations around London.

Also here in Latin America. We usually go around in costumes throwing eggs and water balloons around. Here you can see how was the Carnival/Mardi Gras in Caracas during the 50's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaOn5STm94I

maxmordon
02-01-2008, 08:29 PM
Murió la sardina. :(

No entiendo. ¿Quién?

maxmordon
02-01-2008, 08:34 PM
Let us not forget that the extremes and fun of Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) are a last blast before the season of Lent begins, a season of giving up, self-sacrificice, inner search, and prayer (not to mention fasting and back to the old fish on Fridays gig!)

Quite true, JA. Here we have a costum on Lent that is eat capybara meat because Spanish conquistadors declared that it was an aquatic animal (as aquatic as the beaver, actually) and that is why is the only warm blood animal aproved by the Catholic Church to eat on lent

truelyana
02-01-2008, 08:36 PM
No entiendo. ¿Quién?

To me, it sounds like he's dying for a sardine.

maxmordon
02-01-2008, 08:37 PM
To me, it sounds like he's dying for a sardine.

He said that the sardine is dead...

truelyana
02-01-2008, 08:40 PM
Also here in Latin America. We usually go around in costumes throwing eggs and water balloons around. Here you can see how was the Carnival/Mardi Gras in Caracas during the 50's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaOn5STm94I

I know, it is pretty latin regional related. Is Mardi Gras the name for it in Latin America? As in Portugal, it's just carnival and we dress up in any costume and lasts the whole month. In parts of the country, they have particurlar traditions. In Lisbon, they have beautiful marches.

Beautiful video by the way.

truelyana
02-01-2008, 08:40 PM
He said that the sardine is dead...

True.

maxmordon
02-01-2008, 08:47 PM
I know, it is pretty latin regional related. Is Mardi Gras the name for it in Latin America? As in Portugal, it's just carnival and we dress up in any costume and lasts the whole month. In parts of the country, they have particurlar traditions. In Lisbon, they have beautiful marches.

Beautiful video by the way.

Same here, it just called carnival and we dress in costumes and try to get wet other people (usually with water buckets or water balloons) and some mean people throw eggs. But here usually last the two weeks around the Carnival week

truelyana
02-01-2008, 08:49 PM
Same here, it just called carnival and we dress in costumes and try to get wet other people (usually with water buckets or water balloons) and some mean people throw eggs. But here usually last the two weeks around the Carnival week

I think that may be the same in Portugal. I just don't remember much as a child, only what my parents tell me. They go to carnival gatherings at a Portuguese Association at the time here in England. Sometimes they dress up. Last Carnival my dad dressed up as a Toreiro and he won a competition. It's a place for Portuguese people to gather, eat, drink, dance and just have a good time.

Jcomp
02-01-2008, 08:51 PM
*sigh*. I miss Mardi Gras. All we have is "Fiesta" and the "Battle of Flowers" parade, and it is so, so, so, SO not the same.

maxmordon
02-01-2008, 08:52 PM
I think that may be the same in Portugal. I just don't remember much as a child, only what my parents tell me. They go to carnival gatherings at a Portuguese Association at the time here in England. Sometimes they dress up. Last Carnival my dad dressed up as a Toreiro and he won a competition. It's a place for Portuguese people to gather, eat, drink, dance and just have a good time.

Yeah, also sounds the same here. Although the costumes thing is more for children that anyone else now; except if someone organize a costume party

truelyana
02-01-2008, 08:55 PM
Yeah, also sounds the same here. Although the costumes thing is more for children that anyone else now; except if someone organize a costume party

Do the men dress up as ladies? As my mum said, when I was little one time for carnival my dad and all my cousins dressed up as ladies, and were painting the town red. My mum always dressed me up too.

truelyana
02-01-2008, 08:57 PM
*sigh*. I miss Mardi Gras. All we have is "Fiesta" and the "Battle of Flowers" parade, and it is so, so, so, SO not the same.

The Battle of Flowers parade sounds beautiful. Is everything made of flowers in this parade? As they have a similiar thing in a town in Portugal, and it is known for all it's flowers.

maxmordon
02-01-2008, 09:07 PM
Do the men dress up as ladies? As my mum said, when I was little one time for carnival my dad and all my cousins dressed up as ladies, and were painting the town red. My mum always dressed me up too.

I think you can see on the video some women disguised as "negritas" something considered a traditional costume; well some men used to go dressed as negritas. But there were usually trasvestites (also some wives used to go as negrita to see with who were they husbands; more than one husband back then found his wife while taking a negrita to bed). But that is pretty much over nowadays... except the Billo's Caracas Boys (the music you hear on the vid)

maxmordon
02-01-2008, 09:08 PM
The Battle of Flowers parade sounds beautiful. Is everything made of flowers in this parade? As they have a similiar thing in a town in Portugal, and it is known for all it's flowers.

Isn't that parade they show on TV on Jan 1th? we also a have flower parade on St. Joseph's Day, also a crowning of the godmother of the fair and some bullfights

Serenity
02-02-2008, 04:32 AM
I was in Las Islas Canarias (Gran Canaria) for Carnival when I was in highschool. It was an absolute blast. We dressed up every night for the fiestas and were out until 3am for La Noche de las Brujas.

Sigh... it was sooooooo much fun, especially for a (then) 17 year old. :D