After a year of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brazil’s world-famous Carnival is back in full form. The glitzy festivities kicked off this week in cities across the country, with millions of people taking to the streets to celebrate.
The Carnival, which is held every year in late February and early March, is one of the most popular events in Brazil. It has been held since the 17th century, and is known for its elaborate parades and colorful costumes.
This year, authorities have implemented strict health protocols to ensure the safety of participants. These measures include temperature checks, mandatory masks, and social distancing.
Despite the pandemic, Brazilians are still determined to make the most of the Carnival. Many are taking advantage of the event to let loose after a year of lockdowns and restrictions.
“It’s a chance to forget about the pandemic for a few days and enjoy ourselves,” said one reveler.
The Carnival will continue for the next two weeks, with cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife, and São Paulo hosting the biggest celebrations.