Category talk:Carnivals

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It seems "Carnival" (the season) and "carnivals" (fun fairs) are inappropriately intermixed in this category. Perhaps "Carnival" for the holiday and "carnivals" for the fun fairs? Other suggestions? -- Infrogmation (talk) 19:53, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

The de facto situation in the Commons is: "carnivals" for the carnivals (season, and certain events that include masquerading), and "funfairs" for funfairs. This distinction seems good enough to me, especially since in many languages other than English, the world "Carnival" is readily understood, and has nothing to with funfairs at all. --AndreasPraefcke (talk) 12:51, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

I think this should be at singular not plural, in line with other holidays, eg, Category:Christmas rather than Category:Christmases. Other thoughts? -- Infrogmation (talk) 23:52, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
I agree, and the term should be either Shrovetide or Carnaval, but definitely NOT Carnival, which just means festival in American English. I noticed there seems to be an edit war about this in the English Wikipedia. It is so long I can't tell where it began. I propose the use of Shrovetide, as some think Carnaval is only one day long. Jane023 (talk) 08:46, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
In my English dictionaries there is no spelling "carnaval". In English there is "carnival": a period of public revelry at a regular time each year, typically during the week before Lent in Roman Catholic countries, involving processions, music, dancing, and the use of masquerade. Mardi Gras is the last day of carnival. In other languages it apparently is spelled as carnaval. But not in English. --VanBuren (talk) 09:30, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
See also Category:Mardi Gras for files related to pre en:Lent festivities. --VanBuren (talk) 13:00, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Why is plural used?[edit]

Why is this category at the plural form "Carnivals" rather than "Carnival"? It seems to me non-standard both in common use and Commons naming. It is contrary to other holidays such as "Category:Christmas" (rather than "Category:Christmases") and "Category:Easter" (rather than "Category:Easters") If there is some specific rationalization for this, could someone please explain? Wondering, -- Infrogmation (talk) 22:11, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Unless some good reason is given, I shall standardize per other holidays. -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (talk) 00:02, 3 June 2016 (UTC)