Rio Carnival – Brazil Carnival

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Rio Carnival – Brazil Carnival

"baianas" from Imperatriz Leopoldine...

“baianas” from Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba-school – Rio de Janeiro, 2008 carnival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For many visitors, the topic of Carnival and the ways that it is displayed in Rio de Janeiro, that is the way that it is the way that everyone in Brazil embraces Carnival as well. While there are MANY similarities irrespective of the regions one may visit, there are difference too!

 

The way that citizens in Bahia express themselves through Carnival is different than the Carioca‘s in Rio. Though the difference is not great, there still are some differences. For example, in Bahia Carnival lasts one month, whereas in Rio de Janeiro, it lasts a week. Also, every region of Brazil has a different topography which provides a different physical and visual interactions of the various regions for visitors. Some areas of the country are not as “beachcy” as Rio de Janeiro for example. Spend time in Sao Paulo and this will become quite evident.

 

Whereever the Carnival visitor is in Brazil though, they are going to have a great time!

 

“Pre-Carnival, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Carnival this year will consist of 492 block parties, attended by an estimated five million Carnival enthusiasts.
The Carnival of Brazil is an annual festival held forty days before the beginning of Easter, in the days immediately before Lent. On certain days of Lent, Roman Catholics and some other Christians traditionally abstained from the consumption of meat and poultry, hence the term “carnival,” from carnelevare, “to remove meat.” Carnival has roots in the pagan festival of Saturnalia, which, adapted to Catholicism became a farewell to things in a season of religious discipline to practice repentance and prepare for Christ’s death and resurrection”
….More at Photos: Carnival begins in Brazil – San Jose Mercury News media center
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