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Monday, February 27, 2006

They have Mardi Gras in Brazil?

Sort of. It's a matter of degree.

carnaval

Things in common: Beer, Boobs, Music and wild revelry before Lent.

The major difference: 1/10th of 1% of the US celebrates Mardi Gras...75% (my estimate) of Brasil celebrates Carnaval.

The Sambodromo where the parades are held in Rio hold 100,000 guests and there are 14 Samba Schools that compete over 2 days with an average of 3,500 members per school.

Thats just in Rio, not counting the countless street parties, club parties, and regional festivals in Recifie, Salvadore, and Sao Paulo (also has their own samba parades similar, but slightly smaller than Rio)

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