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Street dancing - Haiti Kanaval Picture 2015

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Street dancing - Haiti Kanaval Picture 2015

Street dancing - Haiti Kanaval Picture 2015

When slaves became emancipated in 1834, Caucasian plantation owners surrendered the Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) Carnival to the ex-slaves, who turned it into a celebration of slavery's demise. They used Carnival as an opportunity to make fun of the ex-slave masters, and as a remembrance of slavery's oppression .

Today Caribbean Carnival merges fine arts, street theater, music and performance art, social commentary, extravaganza, and magical dimensions. In Europe it is celebrated mostly in southern portions of the continent: Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Venice, and Bavaria, having strong Catholic traditions. South West England (Devon, Cornwall, and Dorset) also has carried the traditions of Carnival into the present day.

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