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Paraty's (Brazil) Mud Carnival - Bloco da Lama 2019
Where: Parati, Brazil
When:  Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Saturday, March 2, 2019
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...(read more)