Guadeloupe's Carnival
French writing exercise

Le Carnaval de Guadeloupe

Discover this colourful Guadeloupe tradition.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"the Antilles", "in early winter", "the day after...", "Shrove Tuesday/Ash Wednesday", "a settler", "Caribbean", "gradually", "nowadays", "a dance contest", "costume parade", "a municipality", "festivities", "an opening parade", "to burn", "to mark".

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Guadeloupe's Carnival is one of the most important events in the Antilles. Each year, it takes place during two months in early winter and ends the day after Shrove Tuesday. This tradition, which came originally from European settlers, has gradually permeated Caribbean culture. Nowadays, many events are part of the festival: (some) dance contests, (some) costume parades and of course the election of the Carnival Queen. All municipalities take part in the festivities, but it's in Basse-Terre that we can see the main parades like the opening parade in January and Shrove Tuesday's Grand Parade. On the last day, Ash Wednesday, we burn King Vaval, which marks the end of the carnival.

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