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Carnaval 2011 Countdown – Chiclete com Banana Posted by on Feb 7, 2011

Carnaval is in five weeks!  In exactly one month, I hope to be dancing in the streets of Olinda, Pernambuco for their traditional Carnaval festivities, and I can’t wait to share it with you all! Do any of you have plans for Carnaval this year? For my next posts until Carnaval, I’ll be posting different…

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Brazilian Reveillon Traditions, Part II Posted by on Dec 30, 2010

Yesterday I wrote a post on Brazilian traditions on what to wear for the New Year.  I also mentioned how we have all sorts of superstitions and that I would share that with you all today!  For many Brazilians, what you wear, eat, drink and do at midnight or around that time, determine how your…

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É, Carnaval! Posted by on Feb 12, 2010

When most people think of Carnaval in Brazil, they think about the big parades in Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo with their decorated floats, gorgeous women dancing samba and adorned in [just] glitter, and percussion bands.  Others also think of the carnaval street parades in Bahia where the biggest Axé stars parade around in…

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Brazilian Etiquette: Table Manners Posted by on Mar 12, 2009

When learning a language, it’s just as important to learn about the culture so that you can apply your language skills in a respectful way. In this new series, we’re going to look at etiquette in Brazil to learn about basic customs. Today, we’re going to learn about table manners. Do not talk with food…

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