Saturday, 28 February 2009
Kuwait celebrates on the 26th of feb their liberation day. It has become a tradition of late afternoon street event, where people. young and old, parade in their decorated cars on the gulf road with flags, wearing their national colors, carrying foam sprays to come out with their communal joy. Cars become the float whether to parade, to watch, to produce music.. For three days, in a country where public expression needs official authorizations, everyone is able to let go off their emotional burst.
In all traditions, from the Rio Carnival to the Venice masquerade carnevale etc..., the human kind gets together and rejoices for a religious event, or a political date or an economic turning point (such as the end of harvest). It allows them to weave their similarities and ties into a society.
Posted by sarah at 12:15