Brasil Carnaval

facts of Brasil Carnaval

Brazil Carnaval is a major annual celebration that is held forty days before Easter and mark the start of Lent.

  Carnival Rio de Janeiro

If you are planning to Brazil travel northeast during carnaval, then you will need to familiarise yourself with some of the Brazilian customs and traditions, and other interesting facts about carnival in Brazil.

Here are 10 facts about Brazil that you might find interesting:

  • Naturally, in a country where Brazilians and tourists alike get down to some very serious partying on a grander and much longer scale than in most Caribbean countries, you should expect some disruptions to businesses, shop opening times etc., It doesn't matter where you are in Brazil, every where will experience Carnival fever.

  • For a couple of weeks prior to Brasil carnaval, there are a many carnival balls, which are very popular. As a result, very many shops and some services will be closed. The same can also be said of the few days post carnaval, where it can appear as if the whole of Brazil is nursing a national hangover.

  • During Carnaval itself, some stores open briefly for a few mornings, but banks and offices will remain closed. Domestic airlines and local and inter-city buses may run a Sunday service during carnaval

  • The most familiar, famous and most spectacular brasil carnaval is Rio, which is dominated by samba and the parade of samba schools which fiercely compete against each other. They make their way down an enormous concrete expanse called the Sambódromo. The event is so huge, it is televised live to the whole country

  • Although the Rio Brazil carnival is the most famous and well-known worldwide for the elaborate parades staged by the city’s major samba schools, carnivals in Olinda and Salvador have also become very famous in their own right. They are far more participatory than the Rio Brazil carnaval where spectators are crammed into grandstands, rather than being able to join in with the Samba school parades

  • The Portuguese traditions of entrudo throwing water flour and mud at unsuspecting passers-by evolved into a more lighthearted flour and water or egg tossing spree in Brazil. Although the this jovial prank was initially carried out within the home by the upper classes, the poorer classes took it to the streets. Over time, the elite themselves ventured out onto the streets to jon in the fuj, - albeit heavily disguised by masks

  • Brasil carnaval in states such as Salvador and other northeast cities, have electronic bands that entertain millions of Brazilians and tourists alike, along street processions - which take on a real party atmosphere

  • To really get a feel for the extent of work and effort that goes into the Brasil carnaval preparations, watch Orfeu Negro - Black Orchid; a movie that not only helped to bring the bossa nova - the merging of Jazz and Samba, to the attention of the world but also depict the intensity of the brazil carnival in Rio

  • Samba comes from Brazil's West African heritage and is the lifeblood of brasil carnivals. Samba is associated with pounding drums, infectious rhythms, not to mention, a contagious beat that get even the most reserved going. If you want to experience the true magic of brasil carnivals, then be sure to Brazil travel northeast, where you can join in and dance away with the procession

  • Brazil is predominantly a Catholic country and although Carnavale is linked to the religious practices of Christians and Catholics: - abstaining from meat, Brazilian carnival is in no way representative of a religious festival. That usually comes after carnaval!

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