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carnaval

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on 15 February 2013

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carnaval Carnival is celebrated throughout Brazil there is a huge festival in many various cities like such as El Salvador and Recife but by far the biggest festival is in Rio de Janeiro. Carnival Its celebrated between February and March. it runs from Friday night to noon of the follwing Wednesday. Many Brazilians turn it into a 10-day holiday. It brings in about half a million foreign tourists each year. History of carnival The carnival can trace its roots back to an ancient Greek festival held each spring to honor Dionysus, the god of wine. During the Greek festivals, some slaves and masters would exchange clothes and spend the day drunken. The Catholic Church later modified the festival as a celebration leading up to Ash Wednesday. It grew into joy before lent 40 days of trying to improve ourself through prayer and sacrifice. Around 500,000 Foreign visitors go to Rio de Janeiro alone every year. samba The samba, which is the primary music of Rio’s Carnival, it was born in Rio. The samba is a ritual Candomble dance to drums and handclaps. At the end of the 19th Century, Tia Ciata, a Candomble priestess, used to have meetings in her home where live music was played while, in the backyard, others danced the samba. the word samba comes from the Angolan world semba referring to a type of ritual music. The samba schools are vital elements of Rio Carnival. They are social clubs representing a particular neighborhood costumes and clothing many women prefer traditional African clothing that includes a bright colorful shawl, a long full skirt and a turban-like head scarf. and, beaded necklaces and bracelets. in reo de janero brazil traditional clothing is Bordado Richelieu, which is a doily-like fabric. In the urban areas of Brazil, most people prefer modern clothing. Young men wear jeans and T-shirts. Short skirts and dresses are very popular among women. Each country in brazil has its own unique traditional clothing which represents its cultural and social status. more facts about carnival Different cities of Brazil have their own way of celebrating this week long festival of revelry and fun. However, the most famous carnival is that of Rio De Janeiro. Thousands of people are Often wearing masks and colorful costumes, they dance to the beats of drums and music, Samba being the most pleasant music for dancing. A major parade with beautifully dressed samba dancers and decorated moving vehicles go through the stadium as hundreds of people keep joining the parade as it makes its way. Carnival in Brazil is a major holiday when people shut shops and come out on the streets to celebrate life. The festival is organized by various samba schools in the country which are also involved in various community services. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K3mYDwRTALo#at=91
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