This Grand event takes place in the month of February, and how exactly, we will learn from this article.
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
The Brazilian carnival (Carnaval do Brasil) is an annual festival held in many cities in Brazil 40 days before Easter, marking the beginning of Lent. During Lent, Roman Catholics abstain from any bodily pleasures. That is why the Brazilian carnival, as an act of farewell to pleasures, takes place on the eve of lent.
There are several versions of the origin of the Brazilian carnival. Continue reading