The history of the Brazilian carnival

Brazilian carnival resembles a riot of colors and the most forbidden dance Samba. Enter the world of the most favorite festival of Brazil.

The Bahian superstar Carlinhos brown says, “We play, not for money, but to celebrate happiness. Our carnival – street carnival. It is for everyone, not just for those with money.” Carnival is one of the most famous festivals of Brazil. The carnival culture of Brazil spilled out of her boundaries and took the world by storm.


Carnival has roots from the ancient Greek spring festival honoring Dionysus, the God of wine. The Romans adopted the festival, which later, of the Roman Catholic Church changed to suit her own religious needs. Brazilian Carnival is an annual festival celebrated for four days, preceding the Day of repentance. It has a religious flavor, as it marks the beginning days of fasting(participation in the hunger strike) ‘lent’. Carnival literally means to remove the meat, an important observance, which will be accompanied during lent, practicing repentance, to honor the death and resurrection of Christ. Carnival is celebrated in various(other) scales all over Brazil. A lot of time and effort involved in preparing it. Every place has its own distinct(distinct) style. Among the many interesting aspects of the Carnival King Momo deserves mention. It is regarded as the ‘King of Carnival’ and shows the beginning of the festivities.

Carnival Rio de Janeiro

In Rio de Janeiro, the cultural capital of Brazil, there are parades since the 1930s. Now, it suits the parade in a large permanent structure called ‘Stay’. The Carnival parade is filled with participants from various Samba schools. The parade serves as a means to compete with other schools, leading to the visual pleasure. Group or blocos, as they are known, parade through the town, telling stories through their music, dances and costumes. About the winners announced at the closing of the carnival.

The Bahia Carnival

Music and dance parade Bahia heavily influenced by African heritage. It is held(supported) in the city of Salvador, also known as ‘capital(capital) of Happiness. Their parades combine(unite) Samba and reggae rhythm, using giant speakers mounted on the truck and the platform for the artist to perform the named trio-eletrico.

Style Pernambuco

The carnival is held(supported) in the ‘Patio de¦about’ Pedro Square in Recife, Brazil. It is unique in many aspects. They have no competition(competition), instead, are nearby. Halo Yes Madrugada is the biggest carnival parade in the world. Their style of dance akrobaticheskie affected by frequent arm and leg movement. Main the rhythms used are the frevo and Maracatu.

The Style Of Minas Gerais

Carnival under the influence of the style of Rio de Janeiro and Bahia. It melts(connects) theme and adds to it, his own unique drums and music groups(bands). Important carnival parades in Minas Gerise mainly arranged in historical cities Uro Preto, Mariana and Diamantina.


Costumes and masks are extremely important because they depict their own story. Their creation requires a high level understanding of the roles which they are intended(meaning) to play. Like music, even the costumes under the influence of the African heritage. The fabric is various(other) structures, mainly(mostly) decorated with feathers and sequins. Designing such elaborate costumes, the freedom of movement for the dancers – an essential aspect. Cosmetics(Appearance) of the carnival, creates a charming person.


No carnival is not complete without the Brazilian national dish, Feijoda, pork and bean stew. The streets are full of food, cooked or in buildings or in restaurants. Cuisine disagree from place to place with each adding his unique flavor to his carnivals. Dancers often eat a light meal, but enjoy the full course(within) after the parade is finished. Drinks are equally important to beat the heat. Brazilian soda ‘Guarana’ and beer is the preferred(preferred) choice.

The carnival goes beyond providing entertainment, it reflects the culture for the world to see and appreciate. Brazilian Carnival happy life, he expands euphoria through its dance, song, music, food and people.

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