carnaval translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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carnaval

  
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1    (=fiesta)   carnival
2      (Rel)   Shrovetide  
martes de carnaval      Shrove Tuesday  
CARNAVAL     
Carnaval is the traditional period of fun, feasting and partying that precedes the start of Lent (Cuaresma). The most important day is probably Shrove Tuesday (Martes de Carnaval), but throughout Carnaval there are fancy-dress parties, parades and firework displays. In some places in Spain, the changeover from Carnaval to Lent on Ash Wednesday is marked by the Entierro de la Sardina. This is a grotesque funeral parade in which the symbolic cardboard figure of a sardine is marched through the streets and finally ceremonially burnt or buried. Although banned under Franco, partly because of the irreverent nature of the activities and partly because of the dangers posed by people wandering around freely in disguise, Carnaval has recently enjoyed a revival in Spain, with Cádiz and Tenerife being particularly well known for their celebrations.  
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pref.
Shrove Tuesday
nm.
Shrove Tuesday
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'carnaval' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
n.
el Martes de Carnaval
n.
el Martes de Carnaval
"carnaval": examples and translations in context
El colapso ha llegado al carnaval. The collapse has reached the carnival.
Mi padre solía llevarme al carnaval. My father used to take me to the carnival.
Yo he estado en ese carnaval. Uh... I've been to the Mardi Gras.
¿Están disfrutando de nuestro precioso carnaval? How're you enjoying our beautiful Mardi Gras?
Se respira un ambiente de carnaval. There's a carnival-like atmosphere here.
Han convertido esto en un carnaval. They make our fight into a festival.
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