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"In het zuiden van Nederland vieren wij carnaval."

Translation:We celebrate carnival in the southern part of the Netherlands.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/jake3389
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In the US, "Carnival" is called "Mardi Gras", and it's usually celebrated in the state of Louisiana. A "carnival" is usually made up of traveling amusement rides, vendors, games and acts. This seems to be closer to the Dutch word "kermis". A "fair" is typically a gathering of people to display or trade produce and animals, and may or may not have a travelling carnival associated with it. Thus "fair" translates to the Dutch word "jaarmarkt".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mossyrock89

Upon Googling 'carnaval Nederland', it looks to me like what I would call a carnival, here in the UK.

3 years ago

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Eindhoven grinds to a halt during Carnaval which is the big blow out before Lent but religion is not a big thing anymore down south but the merrymaking traditions remain. Yes loads of people young and old dress up and participate singing drinking dancing drinking for about a week. There is also a parade with floats and those people take it very seriously. It is a lot of fun.

2 years ago

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Interesting - it looks like Mardi Gras.

3 years ago

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it is like Mardi Gras

2 years ago

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Southern most part celebrated I think would be the Netherlands Antilles islands Curacao, St.Maarten? I wonder?

1 year ago