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Carnivals of the World - Quiz II

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CARNIVALS OF THE WORLD II - KEY FACTS
The Carnival of Mobile is the oldest carnival in the United States.
Joseph Cain gained fame for reviving Mardi Gras after the Civil War.
Joseph Cain founded the society Order of Myths.
Cowbellion de Rakin Society was the first (original) mystic society of Mobile in Alabama.
The first mystic society of Mobile, Alabama held its parade on the eve of New Year .
Polka Dots was Mobile's first women's society.
The first Mardi Gras was held in New Orleans in the year 1857.
The Krewes sponsor the carnival parades in New Orleans.
Crewe of Comos was New Orleans' first mystic society.
The Notting Hill Carnival in London is very much influenced by the Caribbean culture.
Bands and Balls are the distinctive features of the Carnival of Dunkirk.
A 'masked ball' is a costume party of the Carnival of Guyana where the Toulouous choose their partners.
The Carnival of Nice in France takes place during 2 weeks.
The Carnival of Binche in Belgium lasts four days.
'Promenade du Bœuf Gras' is another name for the Carnival of Paris.
The first Battle of Flowers in Nice was held on the Promenade des Anglais.
The Carnival of Limoux in France is considered to be the longest in the world.
The Carnival of Montevideo in Uruguay is the second longest of the world.
The carnival in Brazil originated in the year 1723 in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
The first ball of the carnival in Rio was in the year 1840.
The carnival appeared in Brazil with the wave of emigration of Portuguese islands.
'Jouvert' is the pre-dawn opening ritual of the Trinidad Carnival.
Bauta, Moretta and Larva are the principal Venetian Carnival masks.
Fastelavnsbolle is a pastry from Denmark and Norway eaten during Mardi Gras.

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