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Rio De Janeiro Samba Schools Posted by on Mar 6, 2011

Já é Carnaval! Recently, we learned about Carnival in São Paulo and Minas Gerais, and we’ve learned about Carnival in Rio and Recife before. Today begins Rio de Janeiro’s samba school competition, when the city’s top twelve schools compete against each other at the Sambodrome. A samba school is a group that develops original songs…

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Carimbó Posted by on Dec 14, 2010

One of the reasons I love learning about Brazil is that just when you think you know all about its culture, you’ll discover a new art or music or dance form that you never knew about. Today was one of those days, when I discovered carimbó. Carimbó is a type of Brazilian music and dance…

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Brazilian Wedding Gifts Posted by on Dec 6, 2010

In a previous post, Poly talked about Brazilian wedding traditions and what to expect at a Brazilian wedding. Today we’re going to discuss more wedding traditions, specifically about gifts. Inspired by seeing the tradition in action at my brother-in-law’s wedding, I thought it would be fun to share! There are a couple of different options…

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Brazilian Wedding Traditions Posted by on Jul 16, 2010

At lunch yesterday with 3 other girls from work, we got to talking and as with every chat we usually have when we’re able to break away from the boys, we talk things girly.  Yesterday was as girly as you can get: gyno visits & “dream” weddings.  I’ll skip the chat on gyno visit… After…

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Easter in Brazil Posted by on Apr 2, 2010

Páscoa (Easter) in Brazil follows the Catholic European tradition, with processions, church services, and religious rites. Minas Gerais in particular is famous for its lavish processions and traditional festivities. However, Brazilian Easter also follows the Western tradition of Easter eggs, the Easter bunny for children, and a big family celebration. Semana Santa, or Holy Week…

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Carnival in Brazil: São Paulo Posted by on Feb 24, 2009

This week, we’re looking at different Carnival celebrations throughout Brazil. Today, we’re going to look at Carnival in São Paulo. Carnival in São Paulo is very similar to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Percussion bands leading parades of revelers through the streets called blocos are common, which began in the early 1900s. Samba schools first…

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