Posted by: changholt | February 15, 2010

Carnival is here….

From Spring Festival to Carnival. Brazil and China are HSI’s biggest markets and the month of February is the month of celebration.

Although Carnival is celebrated around the world, Brazil’s Carnival is something special. So much so, it is called “the greatest show on earth” by many.

For those of you who do not know much about Carnival, is an annual celebration in Brazil held 40 days before Easter and marking the start of Lent. During Lent, Roman Catholics, which constitute the majority in Brazil, are to abstain from bodily pleasures. There are spectacular floats surrounded by thousands and thousands of dancers, singers, and drummers parade through the enormous Sambódromo Stadium dressed in elaborate costumes (or, quite often, with absolutely no costume.) It is an epic event televised around the world.

Carnival festivities attract millions of tourists, both Brazilians and foreigners who come from everywhere to participate and enjoy the party.

Its not a great time to get business done but a fun place to be.


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