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Venezuela Carnaval

One of the most popular parties in Venezuela is the Carnival. Days full with papelillos, disguises, surprises and games. In all the states of the country, children, youths and adults, take place and they enjoy to the they are of the traditional music. Each region has its special way to celebrate the Carnival. He/she knows a little how it is made in each area. In the oriental states they are traditional the calls Paschal Amusements, events carried out between the time of Christmas and Carnival, where theatrical, musical and choreographic manifestations converge. It is famous the International Carnival of Carúpano, in the state Sucre, due to their tradition, vistosidad and tourist attractiveness. In the Zulia, the daubs and the viejitos they conform the traditional parade of disguises; in Trujillo, the Doll of the Calenda it is the dance in which you/they make appearance the most diverse and curious characters.

Carnaval en Venezuela

Merida organizes for the dates carnestolendas the famous Fair of the Sun; in the state Carabobo, the Marses of Carnival vibrate with amusements like: the She-ass, the Hammock, the Cayman and the Scorpion. Another of the most popular carnivals in Venezuela, takes place in The Callao, state Bolivar. In this territory, the first native residents from the British and French Antilles, left their primitive rhythms of Kalinda and the first calipsos, goods that you/they still accompany the processions of monumental coaches and collective dances in the one that the madamas, devils and mediopintos, place the sustained note of the coloring and the racket. It knows some of the main parties carnestolendas that take place in Venezuela:

Carnival of Carúpano
For more than one century, Carúpano gets dressed of party to take place among coaches, music and dance, the happiness of the Carnival.
The party of the Carnival dates of the times of Greek and Roman who carried out them as pagan parties. In Venezuela, the first of these parties was carried out in 1873, during Antonio's government Guzmán Blanco who intended to put an end to the constant aggression of the carnival with water and to give him happens, through the celebration, to a carnival with numerous processions and parties of disguises. The carnival of Carúpano receives every year to visitors' thousands who attracted by the cheerful parties and processions, they have faced an entire series of vicissitudes next to the residents who refuse to allow to die this tradition. Already for 1920, the wealthy families strolled in their disguised automobiles while they distributed candies and currencies, showing every year more elaborated processions. This up to 1933, when a hurricane desolated the city significantly and it sank it in a strong crisis. There was a turn then to the calls carnivals of water in a more intense way. Fortunately, at the end of the decade of the fifty and I begin of the sixty, they were organized carnival rehearsals with dances and even queens' elections. In December of 1963, it was organized a meeting whose function would be to rescue the famous parties and to eradicate the game with water and attachés. Starting from then, the parties were restarted, first in a modest way and then evolving toward more elaborated entertainment forms that they include coaches, dances, live music, processions, fascinating to native and foreigners equally. For it, to this celebration has been given the title of International Tourist Carnival of Venezuela"

The Fair of the Sun
The city of the gentlemen, like one knows Merida, he/she takes place during the days of the carnival their internationally famous Fair of the Sun. This fair had its origin in the party that took place in honor to the Immaculate Concepción's Virgin, which was carried out in the month of December, but due to the rains decembrinas this was changed to February and, in the year 1969 begin to be celebrated with the carnivals of the town. In the Fair of the Sun they are carried out taurine activities in the Monumental Square Román Simple Eduardo, inaugurated in 1967, year in that he/she acquired national and international fame. In those days he/she takes advantage people's affluence to carry out other such activities as congresses, cattle exhibitions and concerts. Of course, in the city they cannot lack the parades with their processions, disguises and musical bands. At nights the streets fill with people, some go to parties deprived in clubs and festejos living rooms and other they come closer to some central square. Merida also offers its visitors a fan of options with natural beauties and attractions like the Venezuela of Antier, the National Park Sierra Nevada, the Cable car to the Pick Bolivar, the moors and lagoons.
Carnaval en Venezuela
Carnival of the Callao
The fever of the gold to the south of Venezuela attracted the population of The Callao a great quantity of immigrants, especially of the British and French antillas, bringing gets the calipso, musical gender that took its own features in the country and became the center of the celebration of the Carnival in the state Bolivar. In 1853, was founded under the name of the Caratal, the current population of The Callao, which would move later on to the banks of the one Yuruari laughed, where it received the name for which is known today in day.
The mining exploitation in the southerner state Bolivar generated a mixture of cultures product of the immigration that enriched the cultural traditions of the region, especially the contribution afroantillano that brought the population the calipso and the party of the Carnival. The calipso didn't only go transplantado to the Guianese culture, but rather it was transformed, taking characteristic own as: their strong letters, the picaresque tone with which narrates local events and the use of Venezuelan instruments as the four and the maracas. He celebrates of the carnival also took particular tones. To the rhythm of the calipso they are carried out during several days processions of disguises, in those that and dancers that parade accompanied by the residents. This celebration has some own and characteristic characters that are the Madamas, the Devils and the Mediopinto.
The Madamas is feminine characters that dress showy robes to the style of the matrons from Guadalupe and Martinique, besides colorful handkerchiefs knotted in the head. The devils take clothes of red and black color, masks and tridents that use to open step to the processions. The Mediopinto is characters that stroll amid the parade, alone or in group, with the face and the colored hands of black. The celebration of the carnival and the interpretation of the calipso has overflowed the frontiers of the population of The Callao to become an expression of the culture of the whole state Bolivar.
 

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