One day talking to my German friend and telling him how much i would like to be in Brazil (exactly in the Northeast) in this time to enjoy all the festivities of June we found another common point between Germany and Brazil we both have the Sao Joao (Johannisnacht in Mainz). The “Festa de Sao … More Festa de Sao Joao x Johannisnacht
The German Immigration in Brazil occured between the XIX and the XX century, leading to a number of 3.600.00 german descendents in Brazil. In 1850 the German pharmacist Otto arrived, by boat, with 17 other German farmers and settled a small colony. This small colony is known nowadays as Blumenau, a 293.000 inhabitants town … More A small piece of Germany in Brazil!
The „cachaça” has its origins back in the time when Brazil was just a Portuguese colony and had its slaves to produce the sugar. There is a “legend” that say that the cachaça was accidently produced because the slaves were tired of stirring the sugar cane “syrup” and then turned into alcohol, the well know … More Cachaça: A Brazilian expertise!
Making a parallel between cultures, now we talk about the German Carnival. To some non-Germans this might sound weird but there’s a large Carnival culture in Germany! We hear about the Brazilian Carnival, New Orleans but since I moved to Germany I discovered how some people here are passionate by the Carnival Culture. When it … More Hellau, in Germany there’s also Carnival!
When someone (that is not Brazilian) thinks about Carnival they tend to think about Rio de Janeiro, its „ string“ ladies and the „Escola de Samba“. But what they miss is all the cultural richness that the Carnival from other regions of Brazil have to offer. I will make a serie of posts that talks … More Carnival Beyond Rio