Brazil Carnival is celebrated every year around March time, It is always 46 days before the
Easter holidays. The word carnival is known as carnelevare, Meaning removal of meat, The meaning of the
carnival festivals are believed to be the tradition of the Roman Catholics when they abstained from meat
and alcohol on specific days as a method to drive away bad things from their life.
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The Brazil Carnival is believed to have been originated during the European dominated
era. Back then, followers of the Roman Catholic Church would indulge in last day of dancing, Booze, and
lots of fun, Just before the start of Lent, Which is a time of abstinence from alcohol and there sins.
People would exchange clothes and indulge in dancing very wild.
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Carnivals are celebrated in many countries but the one in Brazil is the most well known. All the Different
cities in Brazil have their own way of celebrating this week long festival of fun. The most
famous carnival is that of Rio De Janeiro. As much as Thousands of people gather together in the Sambodromo
stadium in the city. Often wearing masks and bright costumes, Everyone dances Samba to the beats and drums,
Samba the most popular way of dancing here.
It is a massive parade of beautifully colourful dressed samba dancers aboard a very vibrant decorated
moving vehicle that goes through the stadium as thousands of people keep joining the parade as the parade
makes its way.
Another city which is famous for its Carnival in Brazil is Salvador de Bahia. Which is the original capital
in Brazil, Carnival here is celebrated differently. They have a Street carnival in this city,
Rather than having a stadium as a venue. Hundreds of people watch the streets from early
hours and dance their way through the city till late. The Carnival in Salvador lasts longer than in Rio.
The Carnival in Brazil is a major holiday, People shut shops and come out on the streets to celebrate life.
This festival is always organised by wonderful samba schools in the country which are also involved in
various community services. Even people with two left feet can be seen enjoying this festival in its full
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