In in Brazil accompanying the Portuguese immigrants. And,

In this assignment, I’m
going to talk about a tradition that continues to be observed, carnival in Rio
De Janeiro. I will talk about two things. One is this Carnival roots and the
other is the event’s statement. Now, let’s explain about this event.

First, I’m going to talk
about this carnival roots. The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is held every year and about
2 million people visit this event per a day. What is the origin of this event? The
roots are the ancient Greek festival. This is held in spring to respect Dionysus
who is “the god of wine” and to celebrate the arrival of spring. (USA Today.net)
Then, the Romans imitated this festival to adore two gods, Bacchanalia and
Saturnalia. For a long time, the carnival in Venice was the biggest carnival all
over the world. After that, the carnival spread all Catholic countries of
Europe. The first carnival in Rio De Janeiro goes back to 1723. It came in
Brazil accompanying the Portuguese immigrants. And, the beginning of music
during carnival is the middle 19th century. Jose Nogueira, who was a shoemaker,
paraded through the street playing musical instrument. This was introduced to
the carnival and people became to wear the special clothes. In 1907, the
festival car decorating some ornament was used in Corso. The most famous carnival
was the Ranchos Carnavalescos in 1911 and this is the origin of the
carnival in Rio De Janeiro. After that, the samba which is the main music of
Rio’s carnival was born and carnival in Rio De Janeiro completed.

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Second, I’m going to talk
about the event’s statement. Looking at the picture of the carnival, we can see
a lot of beautiful costumes. Costumes are designed by the samba school’s
proposal. There are three type costumes, ground wing costumes, float carnival
costumes and costumes for everyone. They are decorated with a lot of spangles,
wings, stones, jewels so on. The costumes are very beautiful and bright, so they
are worth seeing and taking photographs. Also, the highlight of Rio de
Janeiro’s Carnival is the Samba Schools’ Parade. It has begun “as a street
party with groups of bands.” (RIO-CARNIVAL.net) First, the main parade was held
downtown. And gradually, “the main parades have been transferred to the
Sambódromo” (RIO-CARNIVAL.net) The preparation of the samba parade takes a lot
of time. The samba parade isn’t the simple street event, it is the special show
prepared carefully. Every people who taking part in this samba parade have
their own role, so it indicates the samba school’s theme of this event. Every
year, this theme changes into historical events, famous characters, specific
places and person so on. So, sophisticated song, music and dance are very important
to express the theme.

 There are a lot of traditional events all over
the world. Each event has own theme, so we need to know its real theme when we
take part in the events. So, people taking part with the event should think the
main theme. And now, people should carry on the traditional events to their
offspring forever.

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