By Daniela Sztajnbok
Carnaval in Brazil is a major cultural event that takes place annually before the beginning of Lent, which is the period of 40 days leading up to Easter in the Christian calendar. It is a festive and colorful celebration that is one of the largest and most famous Carnaval in the world. Carnaval is celebrated in various cities, but the most famous is the one held in Rio de Janeiro. The festivities usually last for several days and feature parades, music, dancing, and elaborate costumes. The parades are organized by samba schools, which are community-based organizations that compete against each other to showcase their performances and designs- which take place in Sambodromos. During Carnaval, the streets of Brazil are filled with people dancing, singing, and having fun. It is a time when people come together to celebrate their cultural identity and heritage, and it is a symbol of Brazil’s vibrant and diverse culture. The celebrations are known for their energy, passion, and vitality, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world.