Publisher description for Carnaval / George Ancona.


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Counter For weeks the people of the Brazilian town of Olinda have been sewing costumes, painting masks, and creating giant puppets-preparing for carnaval. Like Mardi Gras in New Orleans, carnaval is a five-day festival of parades, dancing, and singing. But unlike Mardi Gras, Olinda’s carnaval still celebrates the traditions and folklore of the people and the shared cultures-indigenous, European, and African-that make up Brazil. As generations have done each year, the people of Olinda and their visitors give themselves over to the music, dance, and joy of carnaval.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Carnival Brazil Olinda Juvenile literature, Olinda (Brazil) Social life and customs Juvenile literature, Carnival Brazil, Festivals Brazil, Holidays Brazil, Brazil Social life and customs