Carnival Outside of Rio

By Tim Anderson, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With less then a month to go until Rio’s famous Samba schools take to the Sambódromo to shake and shimmy through the adoring fans, the rest of Brazil is preparing their own versions of Carnival to celebrate.

In such an enormous country, the annual party that began over 350 years ago is fittingly celebrated in a variety of ways. Incorporating aspects of Christian Lent as well as pagan and African . . .

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