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Learned so much about the #carnaval origin today and felt so inspired by their i…

Learned so much about the #carnaval origin today and felt so inspired by their infectious passion and creativity. It was so amazing to see the level of detail the community put into the floaters, the costumes, the dance, the music, everything! Really hoping we’d get to watch the carnaval together one day! Sorry Disneyland parade, you’re nothing compared to what these communities made.

Fun facts:
– the carnaval is actually a competition between the different communities with very thorough structures and regulations
– the Brazilian government gives $2m every year to all 69 samba schools in the area
– the cost to make the floats and costumes average at $5m and so each community is normally sponsored by a company
– there are over 4,000 people involved in the 1 hour 20 minutes parade and they’re people from the #LaFavela communities

#Brazil #rio #carnavalexperience #granderio #granderio2017 #brazilcarnival #australgroup #sfumba #detail #floaters #parade

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