Brazil Carnival is by far the most famous carnival in the world. The Brazil Carnival is celebrated fifty days before Easter. In fact, the carnival began as a celebration in Catholic Europe where Jesus’ followers abstained from eating meat and other physical pleasures for 40 days before Easter as a sign of identification. Believers, before entering into penitentiary, celebrated for three days of great sins, dinner, corruption and one great sensation. An integral part of the festivities was taking to the streets for disguised mass parties, drinking and dancing to their knowledge.
In the major cities of Spain and Portugal, carnival celebrations culminated in the Middle Ages. During the colonialist era in South America, the new colonists brought the celebrations and carnival customs to South America. As the settlers and slaves converted to Christianity, they began to celebrate the carnival and added to it the local African customs. Over the years, the Brazilian carnival has received a distinctive character different from the original holiday and in fact today the holiday is a central part of Brazilian culture. The carnival is celebrated in Brazil in various contexts: cultural, dance, folk folklore, humor and even religious contexts. Over time, the carnival developed as a popular tradition, around which the samba evolved, and began to develop around Brazil carnivals music styles, parades, shows and culture and unique language for each region.
The carnival in Brazil is celebrated for four days. The carnival is officially four days, but in most parts of Brazil the festivities begin the week before and end the following Sunday with the victory parade in Rio. Residents at the time of the carnival for a moment seemed to think that poverty, trouble, and day-to-day problems never existed. Popular parades known as Bullox, occur throughout Brazil. All of them have a pretty similar recipe: a music truck with big speakers leads the procession and the environment with a crazy amount of dancers. At the same time, various competitions are held between the Samba schools in Sambudrum (special samba stadium) throughout Brazil in each city. The parade itself is a famous and important event dedicated entirely to celebrating Brazilian culture and heritage. Throughout the year the Samba schools are busy preparing for Brazil’s big carnival and the investment in apparel, dance performances and aesthetics is very important to Brazilians.
Brazilians are known for their joy throughout the year, but this is especially evident during the carnival. The samba dancing and street parades compare to Brazil a magical and unique character of a utopian place full of joy. The convenient weather in Brazil contributes to the success of the carnival during this period. At the same time as carnival entertainment, it is advisable to continue traveling throughout Brazil in particular and the South American continent in general. The carnival in Brazil attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world and has long become a major source of income in Brazil. Most tourists come to the main cities during the Brazil Carnival: Rio Salvador and Recife.
The carnival in Rio is also called “carioca carnival”. Everyone in Rio has been working for many months to prepare the complex costumes, dance lessons, street performances and the music that will shake the city for the four days of carnival. Carnival in Rio celebrates the rich samba culture. Music trucks, Bulkos, scattered around the city make music and are responsible for mass street parties. Each neighborhood has a group of street musicians, batukada, who are responsible for parties during the carnival days. Samba school parades are the focus of the matter. 14 different schools do everything to get the judges’ attention through the best-invested platforms and dancers. Judges give each school a score based on a number of predefined categories. At the same time, after the official performances, street parties are held in the city with a variety of bands. Culminating in the carnival in Rio on the winners’ march in the central Sambudromo in Rio on Saturday evening of that week to thousands of tourists and locals. In this winners parade, with his name being, the bands with the highest scores are shown. The Rio Carnival is the most famous and well-known in the world, but even celebrants in Salvador expect perfect pleasure.
The carnival in Salvador, the capital of the Bahia province, is often referred to as Brazil’s true carnival. He started out as a samba carnival and over time gained a unique and different character from other cities in the country. During the Carnival Week, there are turbulent Afro-Brazilian dance parties on the beach. The Bahia Carnival was crowned in the Guinness Book as the world’s largest mass celebration. Unlike Rio, there is one major event in Salvador on the main street and around it small parties and more. Colorful parades of trucks with dancers and dancers from Bahia province known as Trios Electricus along with African bands playing rhythmic Latin music. Tens of thousands of people joining the marches are dancing very crowded and are nicknamed the popcorn dance. Along with the mass dance, one of the most impressive elements of the carnival is the demonstration variety of religious groups participating in it. The carnival in Bahia is held throughout the day and all night on the streets of the city.
As has been said beyond the Carnival in Brazil, if you’ve already arrived on a trip to the mainland of South America, don’t miss a visit to the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, the spectacular Iguazu Falls on the Argentine Brazilian Paraguay border, the Inca capital of Machu Picchu, the shattered glacier of Perrito Moreno, the Galapagos Islands and a variety of attractions.