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Carnival

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Carnival is a huge party right before Lent. The Spanish city of Cadiz has one of the biggest and most famous Carnival celebrations in the world. They have musicians, costumes and theatre troupes for entertainment. Poland, Portugal, Cyprus and Greece also have Carnival celebrations. It's a great way to let loose before the strict 40 days of Lent.

  1. 1. How long is Lent?
    1. a. 30 days
    2. b. 20 days
    3. c. 40 days
  2. 2. Carnival comes before which period of fasting?
    1. a. Ramadan
    2. b. Lent
    3. c. Easter
  3. 3. What Spanish city hosts a famous Carnival celebration?
    1. a. Madrid
    2. b. Cadiz
    3. c. Barcelona