Carnival around the world

Carnival around the world

The origins of carnival come from the hedonistic feasts of ancient Rome and Greece but their modern day celebration was invented in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies. The word carnival comes from the Latin ‘carne valle’ meaning ‘goodbye to meat’ alluding to the need to use up meat before Lent. Today these festivals are well known for drinking, dancing dressing up and more often not dressing up. Carnival is celebrated in countries throughout the world.

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Fiji
2012
1 Dollar
Copper, Silver plated
digital 5C printing with glossy coating
38.61mm
20 grams
Proof Like (PL)
2,500 coins


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