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The Brazil Rio Carnival 2019.


In Brazil, every year before Lent and is often hailed as the biggest carnival in the World. Brazil Rio Carnival 2019.

Brazil is currently in the festivities of its annual Rio Carnival. A stunning pre-lent celebration filling the air with colour, costumes, and feasts. Brazil Rio Carnival 2019.

The festival is a long tradition dating back to the 17th century. When elaborate feasts were held to give thanks to Dionysus, the Greek god of wine.

Heavy African influence in the 20th century gave the festival it’s energetic dancing, with Samba, polka and the waltz.

This year, Rio Carnival falls today on March 1 and will continue for a full working week before ending on March 6.

The Brazil Rio Carnival 2019.

In 2020, Rio Carnival will start on Friday, February 21, and finish five days later on Wednesday, February 26.


Some may notice this is a full eight days earlier than Rio Carnival this year and this is due to the festival’s reliance on Lent.

The Brazil Rio Carnival 2019.

In 2020, Rio Carnival will start on Friday, February 21, and finish five days later on Wednesday, February 26.

The typical Rio carnival parade is filling with revellers, floats and adornments from numerous samba schools. Which locates in Rio (more than 200 approximately, divided into five leagues/divisions).

A samba school is a composition of a collaboration of local neighbours that want to attend the carnival together. With some kind of regional, geographical and common background.


Some may notice this is a full eight days earlier than Rio Carnival this year and this is due to the festival’s reliance on Lent.
Lent – and therefore Easter – dates change each year as they are based on a different calendar to the western Gregorian calendar.
Easter is the commemoration of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Which took place after the Jewish festival of Passover.
As such, the dates of Passover each year are used to provide the right dates for Easter. And these are based on the Jewish calendar.

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