Pictures of Brazilian Carnival From Past Years

The Carnival of Brazil is an annual festival held during the Friday to the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period before Easter. On certain days of Lent, Roman Catholics and some other Christians traditionally abstained from the consumption of meat and poultry, hence the term “carnival,” from carnelevare, “to remove (literally, “raise”) meat. Carnival has roots in the pagan festival of Saturnalia, which, adapted to Catholicism became a farewell to well things in a season of religious discipline to practice repentance and prepare for Christ’s death and resurrection. (Wiki)

Brazilian Carnival

By Jrego (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Brazilian Carnival

By Diogo Dubiella (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Brazilian Carnival

By Foto:Antônio Cruz/ABr (Agência Brasil [1]) [CC-BY-3.0-br], via Wikimedia Commons

Brazilian Carnival

By Alan Betensley (Abetens at en.wikipedia) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Brazilian Carnival

By Sérgio (Savaman) Savarese (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Carnival Float Entrance

Brazilian Carnival

By Sergio Luiz (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Brazilian Carnival

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Brazilian Cranival

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Brazilian Carnival

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Brazilian Carnival

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Brazilian Carnival

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Brazilian Carnival

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