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  1. Also interesting to remember that since the seasons are reversed in the southern hemisphere, carnival in Brazil also developed to merge with something like a harvest celebration, so it change quite a lot…

  2. Yes, but the video doesn't explain why Carnival is not celebrated in Britain. Christianity had spread there too, and the infographic led to believe GB was part of the "carnem levare" festival originated in early Christianity

  3. While understandable that you can't cover EVERY country that celebrates carnival, it is unfortunate that you omitted a focus on Carnaval in Bolivia, arguably the most unique and amazing celebrations of this event. The incredible combination of folkloric pageantry and historical context is truly extraordinary. UNESCO heritage of humanity proclaimed. Check it out…

  4. Have we forgotten the Rhineland where the “carre navalis” > carnaval was started by the Romans to celebrate the spring thaw. Carts shaped like boats were paraded through the streets and Bacchus ruled.

  5. The video says that Brazilian Carnaval is a mix of Portuguese and Africans… as a Brazilian and a black woman I must say that Portugal only contributed with the Christian calendar ALL THE REST: the rhythm, the dance, came from Africa… and later on the parades with the African decedents!!! And let's not forget that in the beginning of Carnaval in Brazil black people were persecuted and arrested… Now it's a big party, but in the past it used to be a very marginalized party!!!

    Same goes for feijoada, now it's our national food, but it used to be slave food, made from the rest of meat that the slave owners didn't want to eat!!!

  6. The biggest exporter of Carnival right now is Trinidad. It has created satellite Trini Carnivals (which other Caribbean islands have also gravitated to as well) in Nottinghill UK, Berlin Germany, Tokyo Japan, Toronto Canada, Hollywood, California, Miami and New York.

  7. Philippines should be in here too.
    They celebrated Sinulog and Ati-Atihan Festivals. Widely celebrated in the country.

  8. Será la mayor ruína de Brasil y Países en alianza_____Encima ele traerá incluso amáfia de Mozart com ele
    BOLSONARO está eleito a varios anos pelos señores amos do mundo
    Gente ese Psicópata foi decidido que irá seguir as agendas macabras,VOTAR É FARSA
    Si foram productivo de interes nao seria OBRIGATORIO!SERIA PROHIBIDO
    Nem isso ese GADO do BRASIL pode perceber que passa 20-30-50-mil anos e les pensará que elegiro ERRADO!
    INGNORANCIA COLECTIVA-ADIESTRAMIENTO RELIGIOSO
    CONTROL MENTAL Que nao consegue ver a triste REALIDADE do holograma chamado planeta TERRA
    Nao sao capaces de ver que todo este circo é planejado a varios anos pelos propios LÍDERES AMERICANOS que nunca vcs irá a ver
    BOLSONARO será parte da HISTORIA TRISTE DO BRASIL…
    NUNCA JAMAS VOTEI-Nunca jamas porque o gado nunca decide nada e para eles somos apenas gado lerdo zombie de fácil control
    ENCIMA NO BRASIL se aplica bastante FLÚOR NAS AGUAS-CLORO Transgenicos ETC
    Gente no existe cambios a FAVOR DA NAÇAO
    ES POSIBLE ENGAÑAR A TDS POR POCO TIEMPO,Ó POCOS POR MUCHO TIEMPO
    Másnunca engañar a tds para siempre
    ACORDA*****BRASIL
    Vcs ainda nao sabe que sacrificar os tercemundistas garantiza recursos para os de primer mundo!!

  9. You are partially true but Christians are Not Roman Catholic! The True Gospel of Jesus Christ is by grace through faith alone.

  10. Too many mistakes in this video:
    Historically there's no evidence with the Egyptian. And Greece and Rome had two different festivities that some people associate with the carnival, but there's no real ressemblance either.
    Second mistake of this video is the Latin Carne – Vale Sorry the economist, but in Latin, it's Carne – Levare. ( Levare = to remove )
    And third, the video seems to mean that Carnival started in 18th century Italy…but Carnivals started during the medieval period. In Venise( Italy) it started during the 11th century, Nice ( France) and Binche ( Belgium ) started during the 13th century … but indeed, most actual Carnavals were created during the 18th century.

  11. Paraguay does celebrate Carnaval! The city of Encarnacion is known to host large Carnaval festivals.

  12. Africans in Brazil where having Carnivals before anyone else. White man tried to ban it and decided to profit and make money from it.

  13. Yes the French introduces carnival to Trinidad 🇹🇹 but they came from Grenada 🇬🇩 together with ex African/Grenadian slaves . Carnival was been celebrated first in Grenada afterward it was introduced to Trinidad by the French and Grenadians #facts..

  14. That actual beat of samba sounds like it has African influence. Correct me if I'm wrong. A samba se escouta como si tivesse influência da África. Correta-me se eu tô errado. (Sorry for my bad Portuguese. Still learning)

  15. What about Carnaval de Barranquilla in Colombia? The worlds second largest Carnaval and absolut one of the best!! 🇨🇴

  16. So basically If it wasn’t for Portugal there wouldn’t be any carnival in 🇧🇷 😮
    Such a small country but did so much history

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