Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Carnaval - Google Doodle February 21, 2012

Google Doodle today (February 21, 2012) in Brasil come with a theme Carnaval.
The google logo image shown on the letter "G" arrangement of several drums, then the letter "O" there is a red umbrella image circle.
The letter "O" the second, made ​​up of 4 pieces yellow hat.
The letter "G" is composed of several pieces of plate (or sequin trimmings clothes?)
The letter "L" is formed of two pieces of the whistle.
The letter "E" is formed from the balloon.

Carnival is a festival that originated in Greece in the mid 600 to 520 BC. Through this festival the Greeks held their services in thanksgiving to the gods for soil fertility and production.

It became a celebration adopted by the Catholic Church in 590 AD. is a holiday period governed by the lunar year in Christianity of the Middle Ages.
The period was marked by Mardi Gras "farewell to meat" or the Latin "carne vale" giving rise to the term "carnival". During the carnival there was a large concentration of festivals. Each city played in his own way, according to their customs.

The modern carnival, parades and costumes made of, is a product of Victorian society of the nineteenth century. The city of Paris was the main export model of the carnival party for the world. Cities such as Nice, New Orleans, Toronto and Rio de Janeiro Carnival in Paris be inspired to implement their new carnival celebrations. Since the Rio de Janeiro created and exported the style of carnival parades of samba schools to other world cities such as Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is in the Guinness Book as the biggest carnival in the world. In 1995, the Guinness Book said Galo da Madrugada, the city of Recife, as the largest block of carnival in the world.

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

The Carnival takes place 47 days before Easter, in February, usually in March or, as the calculation of Easter, and a curiosity: the Carnival occurs near or on the day of New Moon.

Dates of Carnival:

8 March 2011
21 February 2012
12 February 2013
4 March 2014
17 February 2015
9 February 2016
28 February 2017
13 February 2018
5 March 2019
25 February 2020

source wikipedia