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Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013

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Caribbean Carnival: BOSTON 2013 – Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester 8/24/2013. Yes republicans – immigrants! Now Just because there is nothing like this in Kentucky…

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Carnival is a joyous period of celebration…observed around the world. It usually occurs during the weeks leading up to the Christian celebration of Lent – the 6 weeks before Easter (Forty Days of Lent). Carnival is a giant street party featuring live music, bands, costume parades and people dancing in the street called “Jump Up”.

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Our modern Carnival is thought to be based on ancient festivals: Greek – Bacchanalia and Roman – Saturnalia…which were absorbed by the Catholic Church in Rome and spread around the world through religion…

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In the Caribbean, it was a time for slaves to take to the streets and the costumes, music and characters portrayed are strongly influenced by Africa.

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Most of the islands have Carnival celebrations, (held in February). The oldest/biggest in the English speaking Caribbean are in Trinidad and Tobago and Dominica. Barbados started a similar celebration called Crop Over (referring to the end of their sugar cane harvest) which has since grown. Further south, in Brazil, is the largest and most famous of them all: The Rio Carnival!

There’s also a huge Caribbean carnival in London’s Notting Hill, England!

Quality may not be good enough for full screen because I didn’t use professional-quality equipment…and the sound gets distorted when the trucks pass because the speakers are so powerful and I was too close…but the important thing is: you will get the idea…

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video 

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PS: In the Caribbean we have all races: White, black, Indians and Chinese (from India and Asia who were brought in as plantation workers/slaves), Native Peoples, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese, English…

We are ALL Caribbean. There are no Spanish-West Indian or African Caribbean. JUST Caribbean!!!

See spectacular Notting Hill Carnival courtesy Mail Online – Police dancing too!!!

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