Carnival by Daniel Shafto
  

Synopsis

Carnival by Daniel Shafto

Throughout the world, there is no holiday celebrated quite like Carnival. During this loud, boisterous, colorful holiday, mayhem seems to dominate societies in the last grand celebration of life before Christians begin the sober season of Lent. Before this 40-day period of sacrifice and denial, people of various cultures indulge in rich food, choreograph elaborate dances, parades, and performances, and don fanciful masks and costumes. Carnival examines the history and pagan roots of the holiday, and details different customs unique to particular areas, including Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America.

About the Author

Daniel Shafto writes, translates, and edits educational materials in English and Spanish. Previously, he taught Spanish and English as a foreign language.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
103 pages

Author

Daniel Shafto
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Publisher

Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

15th July 2009

ISBN

9781604130959


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