Friday, June 25, 2010


This post comes from my other blog, RG Art & Design Inspirations...  I decided to bring all the 'Brazilians posts' from RGAD INSPIRATIONS to BORN IN BRAZIL blog... 


It’s Carnaval in Brazil until this coming Wednesday! The country stops for 4 days; and in some places for a week! For a lot of people this is the time to “free their spirit” and have a lots of fun! For others, it is just time to take it easy, enjoy the long holiday and relax…
Carnival Roots: (In my opinion, it’s a very interesting history)
“The origins of carnival date back to the ancient Greek spring festival in honor of Dionysus, the god of wine. The Romans adopted the celebration with Bacchanalia (feasts in honor of Bacchus, the Roman equivalent to Dionysus), and Saturnalia, where slaves and their masters would exchange clothes in a day of drunken revelry. Saturnalia was later modified by the Roman Catholic Church into a festival leading up Ash Wednesday. It quickly evolved into a massive celebration of indulgences - one last gasp of music, food, alcohol, and sex before Lent - before the 40 days of personal reflection, abstinence, and fasting until Easter (not exactly what the Church probably had in mind). 40 days of purging sins, preceded by a week filled with virtually every known sin. The word itself comes from Latin, "Carne Vale" or "Farewell to the Flesh"”. (Taken from the website _

I picked some images I found on the Internet to show you a little bit of the power of the Carnaval in Brazil! … A long time ago I used to have “a g’old…a good ol’ time” for 4 days every year!
Enjoy the ENERGY!!!
'Street carnaval' in Salvador - Bahia

That's funny! Looking for videos in YOU TUBE I found this girl, Nana Gouveia - She is the same hometown that I grow up, Uberlandia, Minas Gerais.  I remember that we went to the same high shcool! She is looking HOT! Take a look! BORN IN BRAZIL!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Welcome to Brazil!

Timothy Raines cortesy

Do you believe in signs? Well, last night I was really inspirited and felling energetic (after about 2/3 weeks resting because of a bad back). Well, I had this desire to start blogging about the creative things and people from Brazil and outside of Brazil… I got a name for the blog and went to bed! I was really tired, but I couldn’t sleep for a while… because I was “energetic in spirit”, I mean, excited about the idea of starting a new blog _ about Brazil. I finally fell asleep. Today when I woke up, got my coffee (like the praxis) and went to check my emails. I saw this email from my husband (Mike) inviting me to go to watch this Brazilian film festival starting tomorrow, and that is happening right here in New York. Well, then I thought: “It might be a sign”; especially knowing that the company that is promoting the festival is called "Inffinito", which means “infinite”. When I launched my other blog "RG Art & Design Inspirations" I start with this subject, “Infinity”. Thinking that things on earth are infinite, which makes you feel more encouraging when things are not doing well… I not saying that things are not doing well, but I just like this word. I just connect “infinite” with hope and eternity. By the way, Brazilians are generally people who are mystic, believe in signs and saints and never lose their hope!
Seja bem-vindo!
_ Renata Gross _


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