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Carnival in Rio

Our son is in Rio right now and sent some nice pics of a procession.

He's actually in Brazil for his work, but is taking some days off in Rio for the Carnival.

It reminded me of when I was working there.

A Brazilian colleague was describing the Carnival. The excitement of the processions, parties, feasting, drinking and so on, which go on for a week or more.

He asked me what we do in England.

"We make pancakes" I said.


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You want to move up to the Hauts de France, nomoss!
February is buzzing with crazy carnivals up in French (and Belgian) Flanders, particularly the Dunkerque "bande", at the end of which kippers are tossed from the belfry to the waiting crowds below. Sadly, you just missed this year's, but here is a flavour: http://www.ot-dunkerque.fr/fr/content/entrez-dans-la-bande?v=carnaval ). However, there is still time to catch the one at nearby Malo-les-Bains.
Also in the Nord, Easter Monday sees a huge one in Cassel, with the town's UNESCO-listed giants being paraded around the hilltop town.
And there will be a massive meeting of giants in Steenvoorde this April (29th & 30th) https://www.geant-belle-helene.org/steenvoorde-ronde-geants.html

Rio, poufff.

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 Loiseau wrote:
You want to move up to the Hauts de France, nomoss! February is buzzing with crazy carnivals up in French (and Belgian) Flanders, particularly the Dunkerque "bande", at the end of which kippers are tossed from the belfry to the waiting crowds below. Sadly, you just missed this year's, but here is a flavour: http://www.ot-dunkerque.fr/fr/content/entrez-dans-la-bande?v=carnaval ). However, there is still time to catch the one at nearby Malo-les-Bains. Also in the Nord, Easter Monday sees a huge one in Cassel, with the town's UNESCO-listed giants being paraded around the hilltop town. And there will be a massive meeting of giants in Steenvoorde this April (29th & 30th) https://www.geant-belle-helene.org/steenvoorde-ronde-geants.html Rio, poufff.


Bandes, kippers, giants, WOW!

Much better than this pic our son just sent from Rio



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Hmm, ok, that's not bad...
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I bet that everywhere is more impressive than out local version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6aWKRq3_Uc

Woot! [:-))]

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That was pretty good, Norman, especially the lady drummers.

Pity there was no kipper throwing though.

Was that you with the drums on the Zimmer frame?

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Alas No...the lady drummers might have enabled me to stand unaidedDevil [6]

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
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