Telma Andrade, Brazil, ESOL Wrinting II
My favorite festival in my country is the Carnival. Originally, the term "Carnival" means "farewell to meat" (carnis levale in Latin), and it represents the beginning of Lent. Today, this holiday lasts three days, and the dates vary each year because it always has to occur 47 days before Easter. During the Carnival, people dress up in different fun costumes and celebrate this festival by going to dances and special shows. In the streets of almost every city in Brazil, there is a lot of music and people celebrating the Carnival.
It is amazing because joy is everywhere. Mainly in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, there are wonderful large parades with varied and always current themes. Carnival is the largest popular party in Brazil, and that’s why it is my preferred holiday.