Experience the Carnaval de Victoria live with kokonet !


It is believed that in the ancient days the carnival was celebrated before lent; this was a way to say goodbye to rich food, alcohol, music and all the other attributes so that the Christian can concentrate on the abstinence and fasting until the day of  Easter.  Folk etymologies state that the word comes from the Latin ‘carne vale’, which means “farewell to meat”, signifying that those were the last days when one could eat meat before the fasting of lent. The word carne may also translate as flesh. It is also believed that the origin of carnival dated back to the ancient Greek spring festival where the slaves and their masters exchanged their clothes in a day of drunken revelry.

The carnival of Brazil is the most largest and famous carnival worldwide where dancers, drummers, enormous floats masquerade carnival ball in the streets for days. It is the most famous holiday in Brazil and has become an event of huge proportions. Except for the industries, malls and the carnival related workers, the country stops completely for almost a week and festivities are intense, day and night, mainly in coastal cities.

It was way back in 1972 that a first-ever “festival of the Seychelles” was held to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first settlement of the Seychelles in 1770. “Removed and isolated from the rest of the world we have, through this short passage of time, evolved a way of life of which I feel we can be justly proud. Above all we represent today the world as it is to come - people of all races forged together to bring forth one happy community”.

This was a quote in The Seychellois Newspaper at that time, and it is with the same verve that the organisers of last year’s Carnaval de Victoria proudly proclaimed and showcased the annual event which kicked off last March 2011. This year, the three-day festival kicks off today with an official opening to be attended by dignitaries from all corners of the world.
The excitement surrounding the Carnaval International de Victoria seems to be spreading far and wide as Seychellois communities overseas embrace the event with as much enthusiasm as the crowd back home. Just like last year, Kokonet will bring the Carnaval International de Victoria to you wherever you shall be in the world through the eyes of the live web cams which have already been installed all over Victoria. There will be also some moving cams going along with the carnaval.

The cams can be viewed at the following link:
During the three days of festival, kokonet and Space 95 will have a stall in the main “bazar” where you will be able to experience the beauty of our products such as, kokotalk, kokozone, SpaceTracker among others.

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