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Since I was little I loved to dance and carnival was a great time to do it. Its very fun to see many people having fun at clubs and on the streets. I grew up in Sao Paulo State watching and participating in many different ways to celebrate Carnival. Brazil is a big country (population:250+MM) with many diferent cultural influences. These differences lead to every region of the county shaping their own way to commemorate Carnival. Carnival  was introduced to Brazil in the early 1700s. The festival is essentially a chance for Catholics, or anyone looking to engage in a bit of revelry, to get in a few last bits of sin before Lent. In 1641, the first Brazilian carnival, celebrated the crowning of John IV as King, beginning a long and storied history of celebrations throughout the country. Carnaval depends on the ecclesiastical calendar: it usually happens in the middle of February,…

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