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Old 02-14-2014, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Brazil
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Carnival is our most important holidays. Different states have different ways to celebrate it. Its a huge and very rich party, but it seams that its not so popular in USA.
Have you ever been to some of these parties? Do you watch on TV? How do you think americans from other contries knows or admire this season?
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Brasilia
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...Aaaaaand you forgot the most importantly, I think I'm not wrong that, at least 70% of our population (maybe more) just don't like that sh..t. This is the case when the minority gives a wrong impression of what is Brazil...
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:01 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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The USA just doesn't have a carnival culture with an exception of New Orleans I think.
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Brazil
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...Aaaaaand you forgot the most importantly, I think I'm not wrong that, at least 70% of our population (maybe more) just don't like that sh..t. This is the case when the minority gives a wrong impression of what is Brazil...
Even protestants that goes for a religion retirement are celebrating the holidays, people travel to quiet inns in the montains, not everybody goes for beaches and parties... But it doenst change the fact that its the most important season and when the turistic trade makes more money in Brazil. And YES its the most representative and one of the most cultural spots in Brazil. No other cultural activity has greatest impact in economy (jobs, billing...) and in life than Carnival in Brazil.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:48 AM
 
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Yes, it's part of my culture. I've been to Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago, which is my country of descent. I've also been to the Caribbean-American ones here in the U.S.

As far as Brazil, I've watched parts of Carnival in Rio on TV and seen videos of the one in Salvador. Hope to be there for the festival one day.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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...Aaaaaand you forgot the most importantly, I think I'm not wrong that, at least 70% of our population (maybe more) just don't like that sh..t. This is the case when the minority gives a wrong impression of what is Brazil...

What???

Maybe in Goias people don't enjoy Carnaval, but here in Ceará we love it, and I'm sure 80% of Brazilians love the Carnaval.

Carnaval is great!
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Yes, it's part of my culture. I've been to Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago, which is my country of descent. I've also been to the Caribbean-American ones here in the U.S.

As far as Brazil, I've watched parts of Carnival in Rio on TV and seen videos of the one in Salvador. Hope to be there for the festival one day.

Best Carnaval in Brazil is in the city of Recife (and the neighboring town of Olinda).


Also, even in Rio de Janeiro the best Carnaval is NOT that carnival that you see on TV, with the "samba schools". The best carnaval in Rio is the STREET CARNIVAL, with the "blocos" and "cordões" that play "marchinhas". Very different of that "samba schools" boring TV show!
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Most of the Brasilians that I know do not like Carnaval. They don't speak for the whole population though
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Most of the Brasilians that I know do not like Carnaval. They don't speak for the whole population though
Let me try to guess it... Most Brazilians that you know are from the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná and São Paulo? Did I got it right?
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Let me try to guess it... Most Brazilians that you know are from the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná and São Paulo? Did I got it right?
You got São Paulo right haha :P A few are from João Pessoa and another two are from Rio

Actually the person from Paraná (Curitiba) that I know likes Carnival!
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