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Carnival of Pernambuco

Galo da Madrugada parade - Photo: Antônio Cruz abr - License: CC-BY-SA-3.0)
Galo da Madrugada parade - Photo: Antônio Cruz abr - License: CC-BY-SA-3.0)

The Carnival of Pernambuco refers to the momo festivities that took place in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. It happens more strongly in the Metropolitan Region of Recife, mainly in the neighborhoods of Recife Antigo in Recife and in Cidade Alta in Olinda; but it also occurs in several municipalities in the interior of the state.

Multicultural and democratic carnival. The revelry of the capital of Pernambuco is one of the largest and most expressive in Brazil. Frevo, caboclinho, maracatu, ox, samba, afoxé and contemporary music gain space in the carnival program. Several cultural expressions take place at the same time, in different places, offering several options for tourists and local revelers.

The contagious rhythms and creative fantasies shine in cities full of people, lights and sounds. Traditional previews and blocks warm up the pre-carnival weeks, with local and national attractions, but the biggest opening party is the Galo da Madrugada, the block that drags thousands of revelers through the downtown streets, on Zé Pereira's Saturday, wakes up the city ​​and welcomes Carnival.

Considered the most culturally diverse carnival in the country, the main characteristic of Pernambuco's carnival is the democratization of play. The revelers participate intensely in the demonstrations, without the need for a distinction for shrouds or abadás.

Source: Wikipedia

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