Forty days before Easter, Brazil draws in people from around the world to celebrate its biggest party: Carnaval. The Brazil Carnival is, without a doubt, one of the biggest events in the world, full of people wanting to live, eat and breathe the party atmosphere that takes over the country for a whole week. From the over the top costumes to its insanely fun block parties, it’s an event that should be on everyone’s bucket list – here’s why:
Brazilians are some of the friendliest people on earth
No matter where you go in the country, Brazilians are welcoming and warm. Most of the locals you’ll meet during the Brazil Carnival are generally accepting of tourists, but make sure you understand their playful, sometimes sarcastic, humor or you’ll be left out of the conversation.
It’s an authentic cultural experience
Although the Brazil Carnival has garnered worldwide fame, it still stays true to its original spirit. The celebrations begin on the Friday before Ash Wednesday and finish on that day, marking the beginning of Lent.