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Friday, February 12, 2021 to Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The Carnival is an annual festival in Brazil held across the four days before Ash Wednesday. The Monday and Tuesday are holidays. The festival is the most popular event of the year in Brazil and represents a last chance to party and over indulgence before the fasting period of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. And even though a pre-lent carnival is a common festival throughout the world in countries with a large Roman Catholic population, it is Brazil where Carnival becomes the so-called 'Greatest Show on Earth'.