The people from different social classes, gathered in public squares, with masks and decorations, to drink wine, dance, sing and deliver the most diverse whoredoms.
Canival is probably the annual festival whose origins are revealed the most controversial of all. This is due undoubtedly to the fact that this celebration resented the deep conflict between Christianity and Paganism.
Carnival may have originated from the Latin expression "carrum navalis" referring to the naval cars that made the opening of the feasts in Greece, in the seventh (VII) and the sixth (VI) centuries BC or "carnem levare" which means, "farewell to the flesh/meat", expression that came to take place after the implementation of Christianity as a way of remembering the fasting of Lent.
According to some historians, the carnival starts at the beginning of our civilization and dates back to ancient Sumer and Egypt, the origin of the rituals are celebrations of fertility and harvest the first crops on the banks of the Nile, more than six thousand years ago.
t is clear that the valence of the meat is in the exaggeration of its consumption, since these classical festivities were guided by food, drink and sex, to give joy to the body in favor of fertility rites, this may have contributed for the prohibition of meat consumption and abstinence after the catharsis of the carnival, as well as any pleasure associated with food, drink or sex.The church seeing this and powerless to counter these pagan festivals, decided to accept this on their calendar, a period that precedes Lent.