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Learn about brazilian holidays and culture analysis. Brazilians like to celebrate life and there are a lot of official and unofficial holidays.

Carnival blocks, what? They can be categorised as groups of people who go to the streets throughout Carnival season in a more or less organised way. In Brazilian Portuguese this would be called, "Blocos de Carnaval". How do Carnival street parties work? Generally, the carnival blocks follow predefined urban paths (main streets and avenues in the cities). They are popular and very...
Olodum what? From Bahia in 1979, an Afro-Brazilian carnival group in Salvador created what is now the well-known Olodum Band. "Banda" Olodum is a cultural group, a non-governmental organization (NGO) of public utility recognized by the state government of Bahia. Think of a movement that is grassroots in nature, totally cultural and not-for-profit – this is IT! After their carnival debut of...
When is Indigenous Day? The Brazilian Indigenous Day is celebrated annually on April 19.This important date serves to remind and reinforce the identity of the Brazilian and American Indian people in the current history and culture. Before the arrival of the first Europeans on American soil, all the countries that form this continent were largely populated by important indigenous nations. Unfortunately,...
Learn about Music, Costumes, Extravagance and the Spirit of Brazilian Carnival The anthropologist and journalist Haroldo Costa states in the introduction of his book 100 years of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro: "The Carioca carnival is one of the most legitimate expressions of the Brazilian way of being. So much so that, escaping from the geographic sphere of our city, its transformation...

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