A carnival in Heppner is a festive season that typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of circus, mask and public street party. People dress up or masquerade during these celebrations, which mark an overturning of daily life. People celebrate with large, popular and days-long events in Heppner. It includes middle-of-the night parades ending at sunrise with burning of straws, symbolizing cleansing of sins and bad luck. Festivities include live bands, floats, elaborate carnival costumes, beauty contests, pageants and other competitions. Carnival festivities break the weeks-long fast observed during the Lenten period before Easter, with rich foods such as meat, dairy, fat and sugar.
Each year as a tradition to myself and this green movement website, I write on the events of Earth Day (April 22nd) this year is no exception. I will focus more on some new ideas and representations of our planet Earth. The symbols of Earth Day have been similar throughout the years, including an image or drawing of the Earth..