Carnaval, Barcelona, Spain – — The North Star Reports – by Katherine LaFleur. Sponsored by The College of St. Scholastica and The Middle Ground Journal

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IMG_6378[Carnaval in Barcelona is a smaller event, with parades and activities for families but less of the party atmosphere. The themed color was orange, as you can see from the confetti decorating the square.]

While there is no set religion in Spain, Roman Catholicism has prevailed as the most practiced across the country despite increasing immigration and a certain apathy in the younger generations in the last few years. As Lent approaches and we head into the Easter season, one tradition practiced in many Catholic cultures is Carnaval, a party for all that starts the week before Ash Wednesday and ends with a bang on “Fat Tuesday”. In the United States we have a similar fair-style celebration, Mardi Gras, and I have…

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