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In addition to the best-known Carnival spots in Pernambuco, the streets of Recife and the four corners of the city of Olinda that bring shows and blocks, drawing crowds, the state also offers more options for festivities, such as in the cities of Bezerros, in the Agreste of Pernambuco, with papangus parades, in Triunfo, in Sertão do Pajeú, with Caretas in the streets and in Catende, in Mata Sul of Pernambuco, with the block A Mulher da Sombrinha, being good destinations to choose during the carnival season.
At Carnival parties outside Greater Recife, popular culture is present among the attractions, such as frevo, lyrical blocks, for example, and also shows. In Bezerros, the “Land of Papangu”, as it is known, celebrates annually with 500 thousand revelers, with more than R$ 20 million being injected during the carnival period in the city, according to data from the Bezerros City Council. This year, the celebration begins on February 10th and continues until the 14th. The city’s Carnival will feature more than 500 artistic and cultural attractions and more than 50 blocks and troças. Among some of the attractions present will be the cultural groups Folc Popular and Papanguarte, frevo orchestras, singers Lenine and Maestro Spok, Elba Ramalho, Geraldinho Lins, Almir Rouche, Nena Queiroga.
The city of Catende starts playing with the group A Mulher da Sombrinha, the biggest carnival preview in the interior of the state. At this year’s party, the group will take to the streets, from the 1st to the 4th of February. The block appeared in 1983, inspired by the city’s legend, portraying the story of a woman in a white dress and with an umbrella who tried to take men to the cemetery, after seducing them. The block begins its journey at the door of the Sagrada Família Cemetery, at midnight.
For more than a hundred years, the Caretas have represented the Carnival of Triunfo, with a mask, colorful clothes, a huge hat and two other items, the tablet, which is a rattle next to a board and the coulter, a whip, which produces a loud noise. , putting together a costume to parade throughout Carnival. The Triunfo festival stands out for its tradition and cultural manifestation. This year’s party takes place between February 9th and 14th. The presentations will be due to the Caretas parade, blocks and shows, including Grupo Revelação and singer Alcymar Monteiro. For more details about the carnival schedules, access the social networks of each city’s city hall.