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History of Carnival
Carnival is a festive season which occurs immediately before Lent.
The Lenten period of the Liturgical year Church calendar, being the six weeks directly before Easter,
was marked by fasting and other pious or penitential practices.
Traditionally during Lent, no parties or other celebrations were held
and people refrained from eating rich foods, such as meat, dairy, fats and sugar.In the days before Lent, all rich food and drink had to be disposed of.
The consumption of this, in a giant party that involved the whole community, is thought to be the origin of Carnival.
The Harlequin is the most popularly known of the comic servant characters from the Italian Commedia dell'arte.
The Harlequin is also known to be a type of clown.
Commedia dell'Arte is a form of theatre characterized by masked "types",
which began in Italy in the 16th century and was responsible for the advent of the actress
and improvised performances based on sketches or scenarios.
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