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March 2011 in Paraty - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

March in Paraty:  Paraty Carnival - Bloco da Lama

 

4th to 8th March - CarnivalParaty hosts a Carnival of their own that has a very different flavor from the famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Paraty's version is much more traditional and less crowded. Paraty's celebrations play on fantasies, with masked blocos , or carnival groups, along with children and adults in fancy dress and effigies of famous personalities. Costumes are black or white, king or pauper. They often aim (harmlessly) to scare the passers-by with skulls and deformed papier machę heads. While most of Carnival celebrations take place in the historic district of Paraty, there are plenty of other events on the local beaches, including the Bloco de Lama (block of mud), which traditionally starts from the Praia do Jabaquara before continuing around the town. This group represents a prehistoric tribe whose objective is to frighten off evil spirits.

- Duration: 4 days
- Additional Information: Paraty Carnival
- Organisers and Event´s Official Website: Paraty City Hall www.pmparaty.rj.gov.br
- Event and Schedule in Facebook: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174287052594714
 

5th March - Bloco da Lama Parade (Carnival): This is probably the most famous of the Paraty blocos. Its originality and awkwardness has attracted the attention of media and the curiosity of public. It was created in a Saturday of Carnival at the beginning of the 90s, by some friends that were bathing themselves in the medicinal mud of the Praia do Jabaquara. They noticed that they could not recognize each other and decided to wear that strange 'costume' on Carnival evening.

- Duration: 1 days
- Additional Information: Paraty Carnival
- Organisers and Event´s Official Website: www.blocodalama.com.br
- Event and Schedule in Facebook: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127441027313065&index=1
- Event Picture Gallery: www.infoparaty.com/es/Fotos-de-paraty-8/Lugares-10/Bloco-da-Lama-18

Bloco da Lama

Bloco da Lama

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Paraty Beaches

Paraty Beaches

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Paraty Colonial Historic Centre

Paraty Colonial Historic Centre

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