I need some assistance with these assignment. the nature of carnival and reflexing the culture Thank you in advance for the help! Carnival and related activities are generally a transformation of local traditional beliefs and rituals. Different rituals in carnivals are validated on the belief that they bring good fortune, solve problems, and appease out angry forefathers passed in a new world.
Carnivals reflect the culture from where they originate. The following discussions will bring out the cultural reflections from rituals and celebrations of carnivals. Three carnivals, Carnival of Veneza, Notting Hill Carnival and Australian Carnival Mardi Grass are discussed in particular to show how different rituals are influenced by the land of their origin.
All carnivals, from Rio to Australian Mardi Gras, give a peek into the culture of their origin. Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is considered one of the biggest shows of celebration on the earth. It is the best example of cultural reflections on carnivals. Samba, a dance brought over by African slaves with them, is the main attraction of the celebration. The dance has seen a rapid transformation over years, it was fused with the choros, street bands of Brazil, but still, its vivacious color and free-spirited movements reflects an African culture and reminds of its historical evolution.
The history of a carnival of Veneza dates back to 2nd May 1268. Carnival starts around two weeks before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday. Traditionally, masks have been the central themes of the celebrations. People wear different types of Venetian masks such as Bauta, Moretta and Larva and disguise themselves as a symbolism of social and economic equality. Wearing of masks has been prohibited many times under different governments citing different political and religious issues and the carnival was dormant for several centuries. The origin of the carnival of Veneza has several historical significances. Its .roots back to celebration in Piazzetta San Marco, which was a commemoration of the victory of the Serenissima Republic over the patriarch Ulrico. .