Famous Carnival Holiday
Pauperio from Brazil
is the most famous holiday in Brazil. It is not
about a big moment in history or about a famous
person, but it is important for the people because
it's a time of camaraderie, freedom, and almost a
whole week without work.
a costume is part of the fun of Carnival
can choose between parties or rest, and most people
choose parties, day after day, night after
starts forty days before Easter. It's based on the
Christian calendar, but it isn't approved by the
Church very well.
lasts four days and four nights. It starts on
Saturday and finishes on a Thursday. People put on
their costumes and go out into the streets or to
are also the Samba schools which make a parade
showing their music, fantasies, and allegorical
cars. They are followed by the people. Every year
the parade tell a different story. Each city has
one or more schools like this.
is celebrated in the south where by Wednesday
everything comes back to normal. The problem is
that it is not approved by the church in the
Northwest where carnival is more traditional. There
people don't respect its end and continue to party
until the next Sunday.
like Carnival, but I don't agree that the party
should keep going on. And, like at every other
popular party, people drive, dance and have fun.
Unfortunately, some people aren't conscientious and
give it a bad name, leaving a bad impression of
this holiday, but it is the only national holiday
that moves all the country and its different kinds
of people and cultures together.
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