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Brazilian Reveillon Traditions, Part I Posted by on Dec 29, 2010

Roupa para o Reveillon

Reveillon? Oi? Yup, reveillon, or “new year,” is right around the corner already!! And like with many other holidays, but especially for reveillon, Brazilians have all sorts of simpatias, or superstitions. ┬áSince there are so many, I’m going to make this a 2 part post!! First, we’re going to talk about colors and their meanings…

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Carnival in Brazil: Rio de Janeiro Posted by on Feb 26, 2009

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is the best known worldwide. Though the most famous part is the Sambodrome parade, the blocos (street parades) are also the mainstay of Rio’s Carnival. Over two nights, twelve samba schools parade down the avenue in the Sambodrome for 82 minutes. Judges analyze a number of aspects about each school, including…

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Carnival in Brazil: Salvador Posted by on Feb 25, 2009

This week, we’re looking at the different Carnival celebrations in Brazil. Today, we’re going to look at Carnival in Salvador, in the northern state of Bahia. Salvador’s Carnival is one of the largest outdoor celebrations in the world, attracting nearly three million people every year for the six day festival. In this city, huge crowds…

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Carnival in Brazil: Recife Posted by on Feb 23, 2009

Carnival began this past weekend across Brazil and though it officially lasts until Tuesday, some festivities continue throughout the week. So this week, we’ll take a look at the different Carnival celebrations throughout the country. Today, we’re going to look at Recife’s Carnival. The celebrations in Pernambuco’s capital and its immediate neighbor, Olinda, are known…

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