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Carnival Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
  • a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
  • a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a circus or carnival; "it was so funny it was a circus"; "the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere"

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  • a festival marked by merrymaking and processions ,
  • a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment; "it was so funny it was a circus"; "the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere" ,
  • a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.

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Carnival Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Carnival is a public celebration which takes place in many cities and towns in many countries around the world, in February or March each year. Carnival can sometimes last for several weeks. In some places there is only one day of celebration. There are often street parades, bands, costumes and many people wear masks. Carnival is linked to religious traditions in the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, and it is also linked to local customs.

Many Christian churches have a 40 day "season" of fasting called Lent, in which Christians prepare for Easter which is one of the two most important feasts in the Christian year (the other being Christmas). Easter is in late March or April. Lent always begins on a Wednesday, which is called Ash Wednesday in February or March. On that day, many people go to church and have some ash smeared on their forehead as a sign of sorrow for their sins. Then for 40 days, they try to work hard on improving themselves and thinking about the teachings of Jesus. It is usual for people to "give up" something for Lent. They might stop smoking or stop watching TV so they can spend more time reading the Bible or talking with the family. Many people give up all their favourite foods and have no cake, wine, beer, chocolate, ice cream or other luxury foods.



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* You are perhaps the most accomplished confidence man since Charles Ponzi. I'd say you were a carnival barker, but that wouldn't be fair to carnival barkers. to former Enron CEO Keny Lay - Peter Fitzgerald


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  • German carnival drops Charlie Hebdo-inspired float after Paris attack
    A German carnival has dropped plans to build a "Charlie Hebdo" float with a cartoonist forcing a pencil into the barrel of a terrorist's gun, after receiving messages from locals worried about safety if the float went on show. Jitters about public displays of words or images that might anger some Muslims have risen in Europe since Islamist gunmen att Read more on this news related to 'Carnival'
  • Carnival eyes new China line for burgeoning cruise market
    Cruise operator Carnival Corp is in talks with state-owned China Merchants Group Ltd (CMG) to develop a new cruise line for the fast-growing China market, the U.S. firm said in a statement on Tuesday. Carnival said the pair have agreed to look into setting up two separate joint ventures to tap into the local cruise business. One potential venture would own and ope Read more on this news related to 'Carnival'
  • Carnival Explores New Cruise Line for Fast-Growing China Market
    Carnival Corp. (CCL) , the world’s largest cruise operator, signed a memorandum of understanding with China Merchants Group to explore the creation China’s first domestic line. Read more on this news related to 'Carnival'

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