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Extract from Jamaica Proverbs and Culture Explained
Caribbean Carnival and its true meaning.
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JAMAICA PROVERBS
AND CULTURE
EXPLAINED

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320 pages 210 x 160mm with many photographs and illustrations
over 90,000 words
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(UK) ISBN 1899341099
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Elements of the Caribbean carnival are related to the ‘carnevale’, an Italian Catholic costume festival before the first day of Lent. However, the Caribbean carnival is also a paradigm of many African festivals whose purpose is to cleanse, renew, and revive the community by parading through villages in costumes and masks. This is the reason why the carnival needs to be in the community where people live and not located remotely in a park or a stadium. As the carnival passes the houses, music cleanses the air blowing away the cobwebs of last years troubles. The vibrant costumes of the mass wash your eyes clean allowing you to see a brighter future, the crowds of friendly dancing people banish bad feelings creating new friendships and renewing old ones. Typically, birth rates go up afterwards confirming the Caribbean carnivals life affirming qualities.
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