Let's talk about Carnaval! What is the first place that comes to your mind when you think about Brazil’s Carnival? Rio de Janeiro, right? Sure, Rio does one of the biggest, most glamorous, fun, and colorful parties. But Rio de Janeiro is not the only destination to celebrate carnival in Brazil.
On May 8th, 2013, Bahian Independence Day, which falls on July 2nd, was officially recognized by the Senate as a date of national importance in Brazil. The recognition doesn’t mean it will become a national holiday but the date does hold an important place in the hearts of Bahians. While Dom Pedro
(source: onordeste.com) Much like the prohibition of slave gatherings in earlier times, the Bahian upper class in the early 1900’s didn’t like the idea that free blacks and those of mixed race could gather for any reason. In the face of a dominant European culture, the descendants of