During this time of the year any Spanish language focuses on Carnival!
It is quite an important festivity all around Spain and Latin America, and during the last week, Lower IV students have learned how some Hispanic countries celebrate this particular festivity.
They discovered some curious facts about the Carnival including the historical origin of this tradition as a pagan festival in Ancient Egypt, and how the word etymology comes from the Latin ‘carnem levare’ which means to take away or remove meat.
The students enjoyed looking at the colourful parades and extravagant costumes that characterised different Hispanic cultures and created a poster talking about the one they liked the most. It was a great experience for everyone to contribute. We very much enjoyed the Carnival this year!”