Now the Carnival festival is where all the people party and eat because after that is the start of the 40 days of Lent, which starts on Ash Wednesday. The word “Carnival” is derived from the Latin word “Carne Vale” which translates to farewell meat. So this is when they eat as much as possible and then fast for Lent.
The history of the Brazilian Carnival dates all the way back to the early 1920s as a parade competition called the Samba Parade Competition held in the city if Rio De Janeiro, which is the biggest city with the most people in Brazil. The bases of the parade are to have a few days of the year where people can dress up in the streets as someone else.
The idea of the festival is for people to forget about what is going on in their life and just party in the streets. Men dress up in women's clothes and women can barely wear anything. there are no dress rules for the festival.