From the end of January to the beginning of March, fools, masks and parades will come together in our streets for an extraordinary celebration.
Where does this tradition come from?
The name “Carnival” is said to come from the Latin carne vale, meaning “meat, farewell,” or carnelevare, “away with meat”.In the Christian calendar, as it is a time to eat, drink and be merry before the Lent. The Lent is a period of penance for the Christian in which it is prohibited to eat meat during six weeks before Ester. This explains why the highlight of the season is Mardi Gras “fat Tuesday”, right before “Ash Wednesday”, the first day of Lent.
I took this photos last year in small town near Barcelona called Cornellá.