Our music topic for the last 5 weeks has been Samba and so we had our own Carnaval in Turks and Caicos!
We have been learning all about the Carnaval in Rio, and to celebrate this we held our own Carnaval parade on Wednesday 3rd February in the school playground.
We invited parents to come and support the children in this performance that they have been working on, including making their own Carnaval masks.
Along with all the other carnivals of Brazil, the Rio de Janeiro carnival marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day sacrifice period before Easter.
The first festival dates back as far as 1723.
There are more than 2 million people on the streets every day during the carnival
The samba dance, originating from the Bahia region with African rhythms, came to Rio de Janeiro around 1920.
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