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#Repost @professor_nyembo ・・・ The most famous #MardiGras celebration is held #Br…

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The most famous #MardiGras celebration is held #Brazil. The Carnival of Brazil, which marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period before Easter, dates back to 1723 with the Portuguese immigrants brought it to the “new world”. People went out onto the streets soaking each other with buckets of water and threw mud and food, which often ended up in street brawls and riots. The concepts kept changing throughout the 1800s.
#Brazil has the largest population of #Africans in the Diaspora, making up 45% of it’s population.
Afro-Brazilians introduced the #samba to the festivities. Samba is an eclectic genre of music, song, and dance styles that originated in Afro-Brazilians communities during #slavery. After the abolition of slavery in 1888, samba became an integral part of the Rio Carnival. Today, Samba is a true component of The Carnival of Brazil and Brazil’s cultural heritage.
#CarnivalofBrazil , #CarnavaldoBrasil , #Brasil , #rio , #RiodeJaneiro , #afrobrazilian , #afrocaribbean , #afrohispanic , #africandiaspora , #RioCarnaval , #shrovetuesday , #fattuesday , #ashwednesday

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