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Clandestine Carnival gatherings held after coronavirus pandemic cancels Brazil’s largest party

SCMP, 17 Feb 2021
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Brazil’s streets are normally full of colourful festivities, dancing and huge crowds in the run-up to Ash Wednesday as the country celebrates Carnival. It marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 days before Easter. This year, the festival fell on February 12-17, but the coronavirus pandemic meant that celebrations were cancelled. But small groups risked breaking the rules and held clandestine parties. Brazil has the second highest number of Covid-related deaths in the world.

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