Is Carnival Pagan?

Carnival (see other spellings and names) is a Western Christian and Greek Orthodox festive season that occurs before the liturgical season of Lent. … Carnival typically involves public celebrations, including events such as parades, public street parties and other entertainments, combining some elements of a circus.

Historians say they believe the first “modern” Caribbean Carnival originated in Trinidad and Tobago in the late 18th century when a flood of French settlers brought the Fat Tuesday masquerade party tradition with them to the island, although Fat Tuesday celebrations were almost certainly taking place at least a century …

The wearing of masks and costumes during Carnaval is said to be a pagan practice as protection from evil spirits, but most likely evolved as a way to participate fully in the celebration with some anonymity.

Carnival started as a pagan festival in ancient Egypt and has grown to become one of the largest celebrations in the world. … As Christianity spread throughout Europe, so too did the celebration of carnival.

Link of Brazilian Carnival 2019

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https://youtu.be/yVOZa9b1yTE

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