Carnival Colors

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Since last Friday we’ve been celebrating the famous Carnival here in Brazil. I’m not a huge fan of it but the whole country stops to enjoy almost 5 days of fun. If you like colors and creativity it’s definitely worth checking out some photos, and that’s exactly what I will show you in this post.

Carnival is a festival season. It occurs immediately before Lent; the main events are usually during February or March. It typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus and public street party. People often dress up or masquerade during the celebrations

An important part of the Brazilian Carnival takes place in Rio de Janeiro, with samba schools. These are large, social entities with thousands of members and a theme each year. Some of the most important "samba schools" are Portela, Mangueira, Beija-Flor and Mocidade Independente. Blocos are small informal groups also with a definite theme, usually satirical of the current political situation. There are more than 30 blocos in Rio de Janeiro. Bandas are samba musical bands, usually formed by enthusiasts in the same neighborhood.

Photos from UOL

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Fabio Sasso

I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.

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