06/02/2018 Culture

Carnival in Pelourinho honors 220 years of the B˙zios Uprising

The movement headed by children, blacks and mulattoes who, in 1798, rebelled against the Portuguese Crown and fought for the freedom of Capitania Bahia, was honored by the decoration of the Pelourinho Carnival 2018, in the Historical Center of Salvador. Bringing the theme '220 years of the Búzios Uprising - Equality and Freedom', the special ornamentation can already be enjoyed by visitors.

Pelourinho 2018 Camila Souza CARNAVAL
Pelourinho 2018 Camila Souza CARNAVAL
 

Camila Souza/GovBa/LANA

 
 
 
 
 

Items such as giant dolls, hands that symbolize resistance, mandalas bringing the figure of the protagonists of the movement, fabrics with Afro prints, shells and the characteristic Carnival masks adorn the streets of Pelô, from before the official start of the party until the end of the party.

 

Pelourinho 2018 Camila Souza CARNAVAL
Pelourinho 2018 Camila Souza CARNAVAL
 

Camila Souza/GovBa/LANA

 
 
 
 
 

The Búzios Uprising was decisive for the future of the state, but ended tragically with the death of the leaders' movement, who were hanged and quartered.

 

Pelourinho 2018 Camila Souza CARNAVAL
Pelourinho 2018 Camila Souza CARNAVAL
 

Camila Souza/GovBa/LANA

 
 
 
 

"My greatest difficulty was to spend a sad moment in history for a party as joyful as Carnival." The resistance hand, for example, is a strong piece, which is in various shades to remember that no matter the color, "explains the person responsible for the decoration of the Carnival of Pelourinho 2018, the Bahian artist Telma Calheira.

 

Pelourinho 2018 Camila Souza CARNAVAL
Pelourinho 2018 Camila Souza CARNAVAL
 

Camila Souza/GovBa/LANA

 
 
 
 

In all, 73 artists take turns among the various stages in the broad and squares to make the joy of the party. The complete schedule can be checked by the site of the Carnival of Bahia.

http://carnaval.bahia.com.br

 
 

Pelourinho 2018 Camila Souza CARNAVAL
Pelourinho 2018 Camila Souza CARNAVAL
 

Camila Souza/GovBa/LANA

 
 
 

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