Monday, June 3, 2013

Word of the Week - Carnival

First, have you grabbed your free copy Fairchild's Lady yet? If not, check out Saturday's post for all the links to your choice of retailers!

Now onto the Word of the Week. =) This will be short but sweet. Carnival. I confess that when I see the word, I mostly think of a fair. But carnival in fact has its roots far more firmly in the famous Brazilian celebration--meaning literally "goodbye, meat!" in Latin, it has been a time of merrymaking before Lent since the 1540s.

Color me surprised. I really had  no idea the pre-Lent festival was so old! The more generic "fair" meaning didn't actually come around until the 1930s.

Have a lovely Monday, all! We're heading back to Johns Hopkins today for Xoe's follow-up. Prayers appreciated that her arm is healing up perfectly! =)

1 comment:

  1. Praying for Xoe - and hoping you're home already! ALSO had no idea the pre-Lent feast was that old.

    AND, I preordered Fairchild's Lady, and it was waiting for me on my kindle when I turned it on Saturday. Trying to finish the book I'm reading so I can dig in!!!