Sunday, February 18, 2007

Local Carnaval (Mardi-Gras)

This profane tradition has no real use nowadays, being mostly an excuse for men to dress as women, or in Brazil, for women to dress nothing at all.
In the past it may have been important, as there was less chance for people to misbehave (and cross-dress, except for tights), so a special truce with the law was important; since in the recent years partying, boozing and horsing-around is the rule, I believe a revaluation of this semi-holiday is in order.