As expressed by Minister for Regional Identity Carla Mora, the Carnaval celebrations that were to be held in the month of June in Sabia and Verona will be called off. This decision was taken unanimously by the People’s Cabinet after a formal petition was added to the Cabinet’s agenda. When questioned on the decision, the Minister explained: “I don’t know how you pretend to celebrate Carnaval after the last Game of Thrones episode. We are all devastated“. Upon asking the general Sabioveronese people, most civilians also agree with the Cabinet’s decision. “I don’t think I can ever celebrate carnaval the same way. We’re all deeply saddened” expressed Rubén Hernández, a Salisse pedestrian.
As usual, the HBO series Game of Thrones airs on Tuesdays, two days after the episode’s emission in Venezuelan TV. The serial, based in the novels by George R.R. Martin is one of the most popular shows in Sabia and Verona, as polls indicate. The 9th episode of the third season “The Rains of Castamere” aired this tuesday as planned.
In the episode, several main characters are violently and explicitly killed in the so-called “Red Wedding”. The Sabioveronese people have now agreed to mourn the deaths of the beloved characters, that have been shown in the series since season 1. Some people have even been seen wearing black clothing, and black mourning ribbons are easily seen in the streets of Salisse and Caenia. Others, have preferred to deal the sorrow with anger, as does Zafir Aram, who told The SiV Phonograph: “I’m seriously angry. I can’t believe it. First they kill Ned like he doesn’t matter, then they gotta kill Robb and Cat? And even Talisa, we didn’t even know Talisa but I liked her, she was cool. I’m so angry!“. A graffitti now lies in the border between Salisse and Elinore reading “Fuck Walder Frey”.
Carnaval is celebrated through June in Sabia and Verona, and this month was going to be the first carnaval of the region as a Juclandian territory. However, not all Sabioveronese people are deeply affected by the episode. Following the crude nature of Sabioveronese humour, a practical joker that has not been identified yet played the song “The Rains of Castamere” featured in the episode with speakers in Salisse soon after the announcement by the Minister for Regional Identity. As result, several passers bursted into tears. The Courts are debating whether a regional week of mourning should be declared.
The Ministry for Regional Identity has issued a statement sending condolences to House Stark. Minister Carla Mora has said “Our hearts are with House Stark of Winterfell in these times of dispair. The people of Sabia and Verona feel your pain.“.