Carnival in Recife Posted by Rachel on Feb 16, 2010 in Uncategorized
While the international media tends to focus on Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival, there are actually many more Carnival celebrations in Brazil worth seeing.
Photo: Recife Guide
One of those is Recife’s Carnival, one of the largest traditional celebrations that attracts partygoers not only for the music and dancing, but also for its historic roots. It also has the world’s largest bloco, a Carnival band that navigates through the streets with revelers.
There are plenty of places to explore Recife’s Carnival online, so here are some suggestions:
Portuguese Blog – overview from 2009
A gringo in Olinda blog – first hand accounts in English
Recife Guide blog – comprehensive explanation in English
Official Recife Carnival website – Portuguese
Terra – news, photos, and videos in Portuguese
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