Do on your costumes, revellers and partygoers, if you haven’t donned already, and don’t do them off until it’s over – carnival season is upon us! Traditionally, these boisterous festivities were the time for Catholics to indulge before Lent, the time to eat up all the rich food in the house before the long pre-Easter weeks of fasting, piety and prayer. The roots of the revelry go back even further, however, to pre-Christian pagan festivals. These days, of course, it’s more the costumes, masks and music that come merrily to mind. Here’s a little quiz for you and your students about the various carnival celebrations in full swing around the world. Answers on a sequin or in drumbeat, please!
Carnival is here and we have a present for you and your students.
Your students can dress up their favourite characters (we published them here), and play with them.
Here you have the cut-outs for the costumes.
Carnival gives us the perfect context to discover new vocabulary about clothing. Here you have some resources.
Are you still looking for the perfect costume? What about dressing-up as a tablet or as your favourite artist self-portrait?