I want to tell you about Corrientes' Carnival.
Every year in the month of February a great
carnival is celebrated where big and small processions participate; one
of the big
This year I took part, for the first time, in one which is called "Araberacitos", I played the "timbaleta" (little kettledrum) in the "Escuela de Samba" (School of Samba) ; and also my sister who is 10 years old, Maria Antonella, danced in a group that represented the Winds in the story that was the topic of the children's procession.
The other procession that competes with
Ara Bera is called "Sapukay".
Each one of these processions choose a topic;
for example this year Ara
The processions parade for two weekends
along the 3rd April Avenue, which, during those days becomes a great stage
We, for this, rehearsed a great deal beforehand
and in our house grandmothers, mothers, siblings and other family
and friends embroidered the suits that "comparseros" (people
who dance in these
I liked very much to have taken part
in the procession, I enjoyed it and I want to continue entering so that
the carnival never dies because it is a popular festival.
Greetings to all.
I want to tell you what the names
of the processions "Ará Berá" mean.
Ará Berá: the meaning is: ray, lightning. Its symbol is the flash of lightning.
Sapukay: scream, it could be of happiness (or sometimes of anger). Its symbol is a rooster because the cry, the "sapukay", is like the crow of the rooster, lengthened, it leaves from inside.
I also forgot to say that this year, the best one won:
I copy a little bit the march of Ará Berá:
A river of beauty, of grace and of
Ará Berá, Ará
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