by Kodak Agfa
European Carnival of Children and Adults
Carnival is a festival season traditionally held in Catholic before Lent and is popular over the Europe. Usually held during February and March, Carnival has some distinguishing activities, such as costume party, float parade, mask and banquet.
If you have children, you can go West Africa with them. Children are the leading roles of Carnival of West Africa. During the holiday, children from 4 to 15 will hold many celebrating activities under the Kid King organization. They wear the handmade animal mask and put on their exquisite performance. In the end, they get together to Kid King’s home to take and share the gifts send by the adults.
Now, Brazilian Carnival is one of the most famous festivals among so many countries because the biggest Carnival is celebrated in Rio de Janeiro of Brazil. Two months before the Carnival, residents of this city will select a ‘King Momo’. On the day of opening ceremony, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro will give the city gate’s key to ‘King Momo’ which means the Carnival officially begins. While the duty of ‘King Momo’ is different from the real mayor, he needs to lead the whole crowd dancing and having fun.
Italy Venice Carnival has the longest history which is also held during February. The special characteristic of Venice Carnival is its mask. Thanks for the emergence of carnival mask, it shortens the distance between young and old, rich and poor. People could enjoy themselves without worrying about their age, position, money and status.
Some carnivals are held in other months of the year in the world. For example, Notting Hill Carnival ranks only second to Rio de Janeiro Carnival which is celebrated two days on the last week of August. Children declare they are king at the first day and carnival ends with adults’ spectacular performance in the second day. In terms of costume and mask, Notting Hill Carnival is a splendid fancy dress ball; as far as music, steel band, Calypso songs and soca music are the soul of Notting Hill Carnival.
In general, over many years, Carnival has developed from a traditional religious holiday to an grant public celebration with large-scale recreational facility. People get enjoyment from this holiday and prepare for the next year, wishing a happy and prosperous day in the future.
Before the coming of carnival, the music full of Carnival characteristics can be heard everywhere which celebrates the festival ahead of time. Especially the shop owner, they often download and play these Carnival songs to attract tourists, buyers and pedestrians. However some people do not like listen to the same joyful music again and again, so change a music style is also needed, such as the romantic songs, light music or rock. To download and save the music is quite critical to shop owners. If the download music could be free, it would be good news for them. It is said that StreamingStar Technology Inc. provides a serious of software to download the video into PC and convert the video and music format to fit phone, Zune, PSP or mp3 required. Hidownload can download almost all the music from online video website, and Flv recorder provides the access to record flash videos of online video site. Streamingstar Converter is specially designed to transform the file formats, both music and video. The software we recommended of Streamingstar are very practical. Delightfully, the software has a free trial of one month. Enjoying beautiful music and wish you a happy carnival.
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