Paraty’s (Brazil) Mud Carnival – Bloco da Lama 2019

Where: Paraty, ,
When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Paraty's (Brazil) Mud Carnival - Bloco da Lama - Photo: www.paraty.com.br
Mud Carnival - Bloco da Lama
Paraty's (Brazil) Mud Carnival - Bloco da Lama
Photo: www.paraty.com.br

Once a year, when the great Rio De Janeiro carnival takes place, the coastal town Paraty which is located 250 km south west to Rio, holds a unique carnival.

In Paraty’s Mud Carnival – (Portuguese: Bloco da lama) the costumes that its participants wear is black sticky mud which is smeared on their bodies.

The carnival preserves the ancient local tradition when the Indians smeared their bodies with black mud for medical reasons, and held ritual ceremonies in order to bring cure to the ill.

In contrary to Rio carnival where the participants wear marvelous colored costumes, in Paraty carnival the fiesta is based mostly on the simplicity of the junction between men and nature.

The events starts in the abounding mud shallow water of the Paraty’s lagoon were the participants roll in the water and throw mud on each other in humorous and joy mood.

Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.
 
Mass happening and live music shows are held on the place.
In the afternoon, a parade is held with all the covered with mud participants. Some of them carry cow skull on their heads in addition to diverse decorations supplements.

This unique event fits for youth and young in spirit.
 

Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
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Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.

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Capital:
Brasilia
Currency:
real (BRL)
Voltage and Frequency:
110/220V 60Hz
Dialing country code:
+55
Time Zone:
UTC-2 to -5
Language:
Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, French.
Location:
Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
Information email:
Information address:
Rua Guilhermina Guinle, 272 / 6º andar 22270-060 Rio de Janeiro/RJ - Brasil Phone: (55 21) 2266-9750 Fax: (55 21) 2286-7272
Climate:
Mostly tropical, but temperate in south.
Brazil background and overview
Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822 and a republic in 1889. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of the country when in 1985 the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader. Highly unequal income distribution remains a pressing problem.
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In-country dialing code:
24
Longitude:
-44.71306°
Latitude:
-23.21778°

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