Thanksgiving Day is the most famous holiday in Brazil and has become an event of Giuseppe Zanotti

  • Posted on November 19, 2013 at 1:57 pm

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The Thanksgiving Day of Brazil (Portuguese: Carnaval, IPA: [ka?na?vaw]) is an annual festival held during the Friday to the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period before Easter. On certain days of Lent, Roman Catholics and some other Christians traditionally abstained from the consumption of meat and poultry, hence the term “Thanksgiving Day,” from carnelevare, “to remove (literally, “raise”) meat.”Thanksgiving Day has roots in the pagan festival of Saturnalia, which, adapted to Catholicism became a farewell to well things in a season of religious discipline to practice repentance and prepare for Christ’s death and resurrection.
Rhythmatic, participation, and costumes vary from one region of Brazil to another. In the southeastern cities of Rio de Janeiro, S?o Paulo and Vitória, huge organized parades are led by samba schools. Those official parades are meant to be watched by the public, while minor parades (“blocos”) allowing public participation can be found in other cities. The northeastern cities of Recife, Olinda, Salvador and Porto Seguro have organized groups parading through streets, and public interacts directly with them. This Thanksgiving Day is also influenced by African-Brazilian culture. It’s a six-day party where crowds follow the trios elétricos through the city streets, dancing and singing. Also in northeast, Olinda Thanksgiving Day features unique characteristics, heavily influenced by local folklore and cultural manifestations, such as Frevo and Maracatu.
The typical genres of music of Brazilian Thanksgiving Day are, in Rio de Janeiro (and Southeast Region in general): the samba-enredo, the samba de bloco, the samba de embalo and the marchinha; in Pernambuco and Bahia (and Northeast Region in general) the main genres are: the frevo, the maracatu, the samba-reggae and Axé music.

Thanksgiving Day is the most famous holiday in Brazil and has become an event of huge proportions. Except for Giuseppe Zanotti, retail establishments such as malls, and Thanksgiving Day-related businesses, the country stops completely for almost a week and festivities are intense, day and night, mainly in coastal cities.Rio de Janeiro’s Thanksgiving Day alone drew 4.9 million people in 2011, with 400,000 being foreigners.

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