“Mardi Gras” ,”Mardi Gras season”, “‘Fat Tuesday'” and “Carnival season”, in English, refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Epiphany or Kings day and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. The day is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday, from the word shrive, meaning “confess.” Related popular practices are associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent.
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19/12: Jessica Maia Carnival Queen in Cover
Category: Top Brazilian Girls
Posted by: Andre Skowronski
A Brazilian magazine announced today the Rio de Janeiro 2009 Carnival Queen Jessica Maia will be its new cover girl. This Brazilian Beauty, considered by many as the national version of BeyoncÃ©, is 25 years old and from the traditional Portela Samba School. The news caused a bit of surprise within RioÂ´s Carnival world, since it will be the first time a Rio Carnival Queen was invited to pose and star in the cover of a prestigious magazine.
The photo shooting took place at RioÂ´s Samba City, more specifically at PortelaÂ´s barracÃ£o ( Big Shed ) where Rio de JaneiroÂ´s carnival is actually constructed. JÃ©ssica Maia, who is a samba dance teacher and model, will return to PanamÃ¡ after the Brazilian Carnival is over.
JÃ©ssica was crowned together with Shayene Cesario , Charlene Costa, and Momo King Milton JÃºnior on a Carnival contest promoted by RioÂ´s tourism body RIOTUR.
29/09: Alves Juliana Carnaval of Brazil Muse
Category: Drum Queens
Posted by: Andre Skowronski
Alves, Juliana is the next Carnival Muse we will portray in our Goddess of Brazil Carnaval Gallery. The 27 years old Brazilian actress is the new sensation on the entrainment scenario and is a long enthusiast of the samba and Carnaval. LetÂ´s understand how this passion was born. In an interview, Juliana Alves stated she began listening to classic samba composers like Cartola, Paulinho da Viola, with her father called SebastiÃ£o. According to Alves, Juliana the samba was so embedded within the family that they even had a kind of â€˜family anthemâ€™, which was late GonzaguinhaÂ´s famous song called â€œO que Ã© o que Ã©?”
Moral Of The Story
Big Pimpin’ (Music Video)
The music video was shot in Trinidad during its Carnival and features Jay-Z and UGK on a music truck dispensing money into the crowd and partying on a lavish yacht. It was directed by Hype Williams. The music video for Lonely Island’s I’m on a Boat is largely a parody of this video.
Everything that is something comes from some place, and is headed back to the same place from which it came.
A 360 degree perspective to consider.