Brazil is one of the most visited and attractive countries in the world. Moreover, last year, Brazil was in the center of attention because it was the host of the soccer World Cup 2014. Sadly, not everyone was happy, because there were many unfinished stadiums and people from this country made a huge protest against corruption. However, looking at the brighter side, Brazil knows how to please its visitors and more important how to party. After visiting this country, you will definitely be pleased and impressed because of its views and services. Here are some interesting facts you should know about Brazil:
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Without a doubt, Brazil is the perfect country when it comes to organizing a carnival. This country is famous for its amazing parades. Moreover, the most iconic and well-known parade organized by Brazil is Carnaval do Brasil. Besides this amazing carnival, another interesting and great parade is Bumba-meu-boi. This parade is based on an unusual folktale and is more popular in the north of Brazil.
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Sambaqui is known as being formed by mounds of shells, bones and dirt that were built sometime about 8,000 years ago. During the years, specialists thought that this building was only rubbish heaps that got out of hand. To be mentioned that the tallest Sambaqui reached a height of 50 meters. However, new researches showed Sambaqui was built with a main purpose: making this building the oldest pyramid in the world. Even if it was built for many possible functions, Sambaqui was more often used for funarelas.
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The favelas are mainly found in Rio de Janeiro and serve as home to a fifth of the city’s population. This probably means that more than 1.2 million people call the favelas home. Some residents of favelas have found an ingenious idea, serving as tour guides and showing visitors around, of course for a fee. Actually, some celebrities have paid to visit these homes, including famous singers Madonna and Beyonce.
Brazil is a country filled with surprises and if you want to see real incredible and beautiful parades, this is the place. What interesting things do you know about Brazil?