Entroido- History

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Slide Presentation by Lorena Carnero, Gadea Marcos, Alejandro Portomeñe, Laura Rúa and Alfonso Rúa for the Comenius Project at our school.

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"Hi, I´m Alfonso and they are my classmates Alex, Lorena, Gadea, and Laura. We are going to talk about the origins of the Carnival in Verin and other similar carnivals around this place. My group will try to introduce you to our Entroido. We’ll  describe some interesting things about it, we’ll also deal with the differences and similarities with the Carnival in Venice and with the typical food in our Entroido.
Then, the other group will talk about the characters of our Entroido."

"Carnival commemorates the change from Winter to Spring and it´s related to the Catholic Lent. Carnival has been celebrated for over 5000 years, which is amazing.
The most important feature in Entroido and other carnivals is freedom, you can do a lot of things that would be impossible in other seasons of the year, that´s one of the reasons for the masks.
As you know, carnival is celebrated all around the world. In a lot of countries people celebrate it, the most famous ones are  in Rio de Janeiro, Venice and Verin of course! "

"In Spain I think the most famous Carnival is the Carnival in Cadiz. People usually sing funny songs which criticise politicians or famous people. These songs are called “chirigotas”. In Galicia, the most important Entroidos are in Verín, Laza and Xinzo.
One of the awesome curiosities about Entroido is that after the Civil War Franco banned carnival and jailed disguised people, so our parents and grandparents had to hide in order to enjoy Entroido.
There are a lot of similarities with Venice Carnival, but we think that the most outstanding are the freedom to be out partying and the costumes.There are several differences too, humour and high spirits are more important than elegance so people usually wear old, worn out clothes rather than 17th century clothes."

"The most remarkable things of the Entroido in Verin are disguises and flour. The first ones are related to personality changes and enjoyment and the latter is linked with abundance.
Now I’m going to speak about typical food in Carnival. First, we eat the “cocido”, which is a traditional dish in Galicia, and its ingredients are potatoes, grelos, chick-peas and different types of meat.The dessert is called “orellas", carnival´s ears. They are made of flour, eggs, sugar and butter. That’s all folks.Thanks."

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