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1 By Sarah Turpen and Emma Heidebrink Ponce Festival Masks

2 ●The people of Ponce, Puerto Rico celebrate the Ponce Festival ●Attendance is 100,000 (estimated) Who celebrates this?

3 ●Puerto Rico’s caribbean version of Mardi Gras ●The epitome of everything Puerto Rican ●Puerto Rico has been celebrating the Ponce Carnival for more than 250 years! What Is The Ponce Carnival

4 ●Each year this carnival is celebrated for the entire month of February. ● It is a special event before the Christian season for Lent. When Does this occur? Amethyst

5 ●It’s held in Ponce, Puerto Rico (carnival) ●More precisely, downtown which is known for its history Where is it held?

6 ●Like Mardi Gras, the carnival has roots to catholicism ●Vejigantes are believed to be demons ●They beat children and other innocents to whack away the evil sprits within them ●They were used to scare away evil and scare people to go back to church Why do they use Vejigas?

7 ●Colorful character introduced to carnival hundreds of years ago ●Name originates from the word vejiga(bladder) ●Used to use cow bladder ●Now they use balloons/plastic ● Myth: Vejigante used to blow vejiga up and chase children Vejigante( bay-he-GAHN-tay)

8 Pictures!

9 ●http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnaval_ de_Poncehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnaval_ de_Ponce ● uerto/ uerto/ ● ● once/p/Ponce_Carnival.htm once/p/Ponce_Carnival.htm Sites used

10 ●http://www.enciclopediapr.org/ing/article.cfm?ref= (1st slide)http://www.enciclopediapr.org/ing/article.cfm?ref= ●http://repeatingislands.com/2012/04/01/vejigante-creator-of-carnival -masks- brings-puerto-rican-tradition-to-hartford/ (2nd slide)http://repeatingislands.com/2012/04/01/vejigante-creator-of-carnival -masks- brings-puerto-rican-tradition-to-hartford/ ●http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/ponce,vejigante/Interesting (guy with tounge out)http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/ponce,vejigante/Interesting ●http://www.examiner.com/article/february-2012-upcoming-events-puerto-rico (8th slide lots of polka dots)http://www.examiner.com/article/february-2012-upcoming-events-puerto-rico ●http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/ponce-carnival/ (blue suit slide 8)http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/ponce-carnival/ ●http://www.miguelangelruiz.us/elvejiganteluchador.htm (double picture slide 8)http://www.miguelangelruiz.us/elvejiganteluchador.htm ●http://www.allaboutsavings.co.uk/anglesey-power-cuts-blamed-on-cows-4163/ (cow)http://www.allaboutsavings.co.uk/anglesey-power-cuts-blamed-on-cows-4163/ ●http://birthstonesbymonths.net/tag/famous-people-born-in-february/ (amythist)http://birthstonesbymonths.net/tag/famous-people-born-in-february/ (slide ●http://www.crizmac.com/cc-pages/2-09article.cfm (slide 8, guy with tons of horns)http://www.crizmac.com/cc-pages/2-09article.cfm ●http://viptourspr.com/ (Ponce flag)http://viptourspr.com/ ●http://vejigante-artist.com/Vejigante-Artist/Welcome.html (cool red one)http://vejigante-artist.com/Vejigante-Artist/Welcome.html ●http://thehelpfulartteacher.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-create-and- design-your-own.html ( big blue mask)http://thehelpfulartteacher.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-create-and- design-your-own.html Pictures used


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